Legion Esports + Media have today announced a €100,000 investment in third-level esports in Ireland, marking a significant commitment to develop and scale its recently launched Legion Collegiate esports series.
Since its launch in September 2021, Legion Collegiate has welcomed over 650 students from 33 Irish universities and colleges with over 100 teams competing across a number of well-known gaming titles. The initial success of Legion Collegiate has reflected the ever increasing participation in esports both in Ireland and internationally.
The company behind Legion Collegiate, Legion Esports + Media, is Ireland’s leading esports tournament production company and has recently announced a number of commercial partners including An Post Money and Trust Gaming as it continues to attract thousands of international gamers to its flagship Legion Esports Series tournament.
Speaking at today’s announcement, Legion Esports + Media CEO Stuart Dempsey is particularly encouraged to see the continued growth of third-level esports in Ireland. “We’re incredibly excited about todays announcement. This investment of €100,000 in our Legion Collegiate series will allow us truly engage with all stakeholders including students, student bodies and the third-level institutions themselves.”
“Furthermore, we have a clear plan to launch a number of live collegiate esports events to shine a light on the incredible esports talent within our third-level system and are at an advanced stage of discussions with a number of sponsorship partners.
“And most importantly, we plan to ensure that diversity and inclusion continue to be a central pillar to everything we do as we promote the value of esports participation across the entire college system in Ireland. After a hugely successful first semester of Legion Collegiate action we can’t wait to commence our Semester II series in the New Year.”