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Next College Student Athlete Partners With Battlefy

NCSA Teams Up With Battlefy, the World’s Largest Competitive Esports Platform, to Provide Recruiting Education Tools and Resources to Student-Athletes

CHICAGO (February 5, 2019) — Next College Student Athlete (NCSA), the world’s largest and most successful college athletic recruiting network, today announced a partnership with esports competition platform, Battlefy.

The largest open competitive esports platform in the world, Battlefy powers over 100,000 gaming developers, brands, professional esports and sports teams, and gaming influencers in over 300,000 tournaments and leagues.

As partners, NCSA and Battlefy will work together to provide free recruiting tools and resources to high school-aged esports athletes who opt-in to create a free NCSA athlete profile when registering for and joining a tournament on Battlefy.

Esports athletes who choose to create an NCSA recruiting profile will gain access to NCSA’s robust network of college coaches, including its growing database of varsity esports coaches. NCSA is the official recruiting partner of the National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE), the only institutional association for varsity esports programs in the U.S.

“Following the addition of esports to NCSA’s recruiting network last year, we’ve seen consistent growth in athlete and college coach activity,” said NCSA President Lisa Strasman. “We intend to continue to give esports student-athletes and college coaches the very best recruiting tools; Battlefy will help us do that.”

“One of the biggest motivations for many of us at Battlefy is the opportunity to grow and sustain the esports ecosystem. Partnering with NCSA helps us to fulfill that goal. Together, we can connect the best esports athletes on Battlefy with the right collegiate esports programs. Building a stronger path to collegiate esports is key to the overall growth of esports,” said Battlefy’s Chief Business Officer, Carlos Alimurung.

Founded in 2000 to help educate student-athletes and their families on the college athletic recruiting process, NCSA combines proprietary technology with specialized recruiting experts to offer a comprehensive approach to every phase of the recruiting process.

For more information on NCSA esports recruiting, visit www.ncsasports.org/college-esports-scholarships.

About Next College Student Athlete (NCSA)

Next College Student Athlete (NCSA) is the world’s largest and most successful collegiate athletic recruiting network. A wholly-owned subsidiary of Reigning Champs LLC, NCSA leverages proprietary technology and data with professional expertise and personal relationships, connecting hundreds of thousands of college-bound student-athletes to more than 35,000 college coaches nationwide across 34 sports each year. Learn more about NCSA at www.ncsasports.org.

About Battlefy

Battlefy is the largest open esports platform in the world. Over 100,000 global esports organizations, including major game developers and publishers, global brands, pro esports and sports teams, influencers, and

professional leagues, trust Battlefy’s technology and infrastructure to both power and market their competitions. Learn more at Battlefy.com.

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