Generation Esports and Nintendo have announced that they're officially partnering up in order to introduce a handful of Nintendo games into the Middle School Esports League Spring Major.
Generation Esports is a "scholastic gaming" company that focuses on the impact of video games in schools in a positive way. Responsible for one of the biggest leagues for high school esports, it wants to make competing easy, accessible, and healthy, particularly from a mental health perspective.
Starting on 27th February, the MSEL is a free-to-compete league where students can participate in competitions in a "constructive, family-friendly" environment. Nintendo's partnership means that Super Smash Bros Ultimate, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and Splatoon 3 will be added to the organisation's growing roster of games.
In a statement, Generation Esports says that it "is proud to announce our official partnership with Nintendo starting with the Middle School Esports League", suggesting that perhaps more additions or future events will be supported by Nintendo with the company.
CCO of Generation Esports Jon Bukosky shared that "we're looking forward to nurturing the next generation of esports" by fostering these environments and offering these opportunities to help students get into the esports scene.
You can check out more information about the MSEL over on the official website.
What do you think about this partnership? Let us know in the comments.
[source generationesports.com, via twitter.com]
They should invite some Smash pros to the schools to help promote the league and... oh wait... never mind.
I’m glad we didn’t have esports when I was a kid. Would have failed right out of class. Training.
Super cool for the current gen. I hope they have a good turn out of girls.
That’s great! Awesome way for kids to make friends.
No no no! This isn't what tournaments are about! Smash tournaments are about watching the same handful of pro players win every time so you can make combo videos out of those LOSERS who dare to challenge them! By the way, look at this picture of M2k I just found; isn't he so adorable? Oh M2k!
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I don't hold it against these kids for enjoying this or anything, but to me videogames was something FOR US, institutional involvement being anathema to FUN for me as a kid. just play!
TLDR school makes everything lame and eSports is pretty lame already.
I'm reading your remark as sarcastic. is it?
I guess gaming has come a long way in schools. I remember getting my Gameboy taken away by a teacher for bringing it to school so I could play it at recess.
Probably not that user is a known troll probably best to block them. also middle schoolers are scary and they have no mercy.
Why don't Nintendo use ARMS for the competition ?
Are peoples really do not like boxing sport ?
That’s a good point actually. It could boost sales and potentially fund a sequel.
@bluemage1989 DARK, but true
@jedisquidward Did you get Ken Combo'ed by M2K one too many times, or have to fight his Brawl Meta Knight?
Takes me back to the days when we had "official" Smash competitions in college 😏
@Eel we need clean up in here please.
Edit: Nevermind looks like a hit and run. User deleted his comment. I’ll toss em on the ignore list and move on with my day.
Probably because the game has been dead for years and it's one of the most boring games to watch, especially competitively.
Doesn't help that the game is terrible either.
I bet the trash talking during that will be intense if it's anything like most middle schoolers these days.
To be a teenage punk again! Little know it ALLs!
thanks for the tip! I see that the comment to which I was referring is already gone, so. 👍
Never heard of Generation eSports before (mostly because I don't care much for eSports in general) but it sounds like they are more or less a "family-friendly"/"educational" type of competitive gaming organisation? Unless I'm missing something?
Well it sounds like they do fit right up Nintendo's alley I guess.
No love for ARMS?!
Looks a more nintendo way of doing esports, but looking at the website it still stinks of gambling. Which is the whole issue of esports.
Let’s hope this one doesn’t end up with something “controversial” happening, Nintendo rightfully parts ways with them, leaving the internet to get “outraged” by Nintendo’s actions and throw up their #hashtags, again.
I find it amusing that many places are facing generations of obese people, so the best way is of course not to get kids up and active but instead sat playing video games. I remember the saying those who can do those who can't teach. Just replace teach with play eSports and that says it all.
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