4 Apr





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Vanta Esports Partners with Baylor University as Presenting Partner of the Texas Esports League

Vanta is pleased to announce its partnership with Baylor University, growing the future of scholastic esports in Texas! Vanta will be at CECC next month showcasing the best youth esports competitors.


Hull, MA – April 2nd, 2024 – Vanta Esports, a leading force in Scholastic Esports across the United States, is thrilled to announce a strategic partnership with Baylor University as the Presenting Partner of the Texas Esports League (TEL). The TEL, the official esports partner of the University Interscholastic League (UIL) in Texas, boasts hundreds of participating schools and thousands of students competing across over 30 game titles.

This partnership marks a significant step forward for scholastic and collegiate esports in Texas. Baylor University will join Vanta at the upcoming Texas Esports League Spring 2024 Finals, held during the Collegiate Esports Commissioner’s Cup (CECC) Texas – the largest collegiate esports event globally also known as May Madness. CECC Texas will welcome 84 teams from 19 collegiate conferences competing across four gaming titles.  While top collegiate talent from across the nation battle it out, Vanta will be hosting the scholastic esports component, showcasing Texas’s best Middle School and High School players.

The collaboration extends beyond the Spring Finals. Vanta and Baylor University will also co-host the Texas Esports League Fall Finals later in 2024 at the brand-new Mark & Paula Hurd Welcome Center – named after former Oracle CEO Mark Hurd – in Waco. This partnership aims to solidify Baylor's position as a driving force in collegiate esports, not just within Texas but nationwide.

Esports enthusiasts won't want to miss the Texas Esports League Spring Finals, taking place on May 4th and 5th at Esports Stadium Arlington. Tickets are expected to go fast, so fans are encouraged to purchase them early. The collegiate portion runs Friday through Sunday, with one ticket giving full event access. Qualified scholastic Players and Coaches can access free tickets through the Vanta Platform.

"We're incredibly excited to partner with Baylor University and celebrate all things youth esports in Texas once again at CECC," says Ed Lallier, CCO Vanta Esports. "This partnership will provide a phenomenal platform for talented student-athletes to learn meaningful skills that can lead to college scholarships and career pathway opportunities"

About Vanta Esports

Vanta Esports is a leading provider of scholastic esports leagues, coaching, and professional development in the United States. Committed to fostering a positive and competitive environment, Vanta offers students opportunities to develop valuable skills like teamwork, communication, and critical thinking, all while pursuing their passion for gaming.

About Baylor University

Baylor University is a private Christian university located in Waco, Texas. Offering a comprehensive range of academic programs, Baylor fosters intellectual and personal growth within a welcoming and inclusive community. The university's commitment to excellence extends to esports, with a focus on providing student-athletes with the resources and support to succeed both on and off the virtual playing field in a safe and secure environment. Their focus on STEM and prime location in central Texas make them a top candidate for students looking to pursue their higher education while creating unforgettable experiences.

About CECC Texas  

Held on May 3-5, 2024, CECC Texas welcomes teams from multiple conferences and divisions to compete in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Overwatch 2®, Rocket League, and VALORANT, during the “May Madness” of collegiate esports. The weekend festival-like atmosphere is more than just a competition. The best esports athletes and fans will enjoy various activities, including an awards show, middle/high school tournaments, Vendor Village, Partner Activations, Cosplay Costume Contests, and Esports Celebrity Meet & Greets,  For more information, visit: https://collegiatesmg.com/cecc/  


Paul Todkill

Director of Marketing


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