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Olympic Esports Partnerships

Full Sail University is Hosting a Special Olympics Esports Tournament

— May 16, 2022 — Tech
'Full Sail University,' a Florida-based technologies university, announced a new partnership with the USA Special Olympics committee in order to host the first Special Olympics esports invitational in the United States. The '2022 USA Games Esports Invitational' will be hosted at 'The Fortress,' a large esports arena located within Full Sail University. The game that will be played at this tournament is 'Rocket League,' a fantasy soccer game where players take control of rocket-powered cars. Rocket League was also previously featured at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Full Sail University will stream the tournament live on the university's dedicated 'Twitch' channel, while the games will also be streamed on live television via a partnership with ESPN. The hosts of the event are excited to provide esports opportunities to Special Olympics athletes, as Full Sail University believes that esports as a field is accessible and inclusive.

Image Credit: Full Sail University
Trend Themes
1. Special Olympics Esports Invitational - This trend presents an opportunity for educational institutions to develop partnerships and host tournaments catering to differently-abled gamers.
2. Inclusive Esports - This trend presents an opportunity for the esports industry to embrace inclusion and diversity, developing platforms and games accessible to all.
3. Esports Broadcasting - This trend presents an opportunity for media outlets to leverage esports broadcasting to expand their reach and audience engagement.
Industry Implications
1. Education - This industry could develop partnerships and offer esports programs that cater to differently-abled students.
2. Esports - This industry could offer more opportunities for differently-abled gamers and create games that cater to the special needs community.
3. Media & Broadcasting - This industry can invest in esports broadcasting to reach a wider audience and explore partnerships with esports events and tournaments.
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