Nov 6, 2023
NJCAAE Moves to a New Competitive Platform: LeagueOS
National Junior College Athletic Association Esports Moves to a New Competitive Platform: LeagueOS
November 6, 2023
CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA – The National Junior College Athletic Association Esports (NJCAAE) is making some major changes for the Spring 2024 season and beyond by moving to a new competitive platform. The astounding growth of the NJCAAE since 2020 is absolutely a function of the partnership with Generation Esports, and the partnership continues.
As Generation Esports has doubled down on curriculum development and design, both parties agreed that focusing on those efforts best serves students and members alike. Both brands will continue cross-promotional and co-branding efforts as well as efforts to cultivate a recruiting pipeline. As a piece of that recruiting pipeline and in an effort to provide more tools for members to use to expand esports and grow enrollment, we will work together to build a curriculum to promote more dual-enrolled students and college credit-bearing programs.
LeagueOS will be taking over the duties as the NJCAAE platform partner. Since launching just last year, they've become the official competition platform for over a dozen high school esports leagues as well as the NECC and now the new BEC featuring every Big Ten school. The NJCAAE National Office staff and interns have been hard at work preparing the platform to make this a smooth transition.
How members will join:
The NJCAAE National Office has created profiles for every member institution, along with a few teams for each level of competition to help get every member and even future members started on their registrations for this upcoming Spring 24 season. Each institution’s designated esports lead will receive an email with invites specific to their institution’s LeagueOS Member Profile.
One invite will be a ONE-TIME USE ONLY invite for that institution’s primary esports lead to use to gain ownership of their institution’s Member Profile.
The second invite will be a never-ending invite that institutions can pass out to have coaches and participants use to join their institution’s Member Profile as a participant.
There are numerous guides and resources to help with this transition. There will also be training sessions to help members learn the new platform.
Learn more about the transition here at https://www.njcaaesports.org/leagueos.
NJCAAE LeagueOS Platform: https://njcaae.leagueos.gg/
LeagueOS also has its own training videos on the platform you can view here: https://bit.ly/LOS_tutorials
About the NJCAAE: NJCAA Esports (NJCAAE), the governing body for colleges that offer two-year programs internationally, is proud to provide esports teams with governance, competition, and official national championships. The governing body also provides guidance and positive development for two-year college programs to build and operate esports on their campus.
Established in the Fall of 2019, the association continues to develop new partner relationships that assist in the growth of esports programs, add new titles for increased participation, and dedicate resources to the recruitment of new members.
The NJCAAE is committed to removing barriers to entry for all participants, including students and member institutions. Through the bring your own device and play from anywhere model, even campuses that are strictly online can offer an opportunity to engage their students for just $1,500. While student engagement is always a priority, it has perhaps never been more important than right now. With the ultimate goal of providing a unique and engaging environment for student-athletes nationwide, the NJCAAE is where worlds of opportunity await.
About LeagueOS: LeagueOS is a lean startup team tirelessly working to build the absolute best operating system for running competitions of any kind, anywhere.
Their founders, a driven CEO and highly skilled CTO, have founded multiple successful startups in their careers and now, with LeagueOS, they see the biggest chance to help the most people realize their potential competing and succeeding in the games they love.
Matt King, Director of Esports