DTLR Continues HBCU Battlegrounds Virtual Esports Tournament and Career Fair With Soulja Boy, Tee Grizzley, Lil Keed and more!
Written by Brittany Leigh on October 22, 2020
The legendary Soulja Boy joins the powerful roster of players from 300 Entertainment in support of the DTLR HBCU Battlegrounds Esports tournament and virtual career fair in partnership with Cxmmunity and 300 Entertainment.
In partnership with Cxmmunity and 300 Entertainment, DTLR has created a virtual esports and live streaming experience to raise awareness and funds for participating teams in the first-ever HBCU E-Sports League.
This virtual activation, which will take place on both Oct. 25 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., aims to create a sense of community while also raising awareness and funds for participating HBCUs that have lost out on critical funding and alumni support due to the postponement of fall sports and homecoming games, and elimination of in-person career fairs and college tours in 2020 due to COVID-19.
This Sunday is the last chance for students to witness the first HBCU Battlegrounds tournament via Twitch and the virtual fashion and music lifestyle career fair.
The Call of Duty Tournament will take place on Twitch.tv/cxmmunityco while the career fair will be accessible through GamerJibe, a virtual conference environment that will remind you of The Sims. Students will be able to attend the event talk with recruiters all while socially-distanced.
THE CAREER FAIR
With the elimination of homecoming, students are missing out on opportunities to attend career fairs and tour schools. DTLR will continue its commitment to HBCUs by hosting a virtual career and college fair that is set-up much like a game.
There will be two tracks: Admissions and Career.
- The Admissions track will be geared to high school students looking to tour schools and meet with college admissions reps.
- The Career track will be geared towards college students interested in learning more about the music, entertaiment and gaming industries.
The career fair will help connect college students with professionals and recruiters from lifestyle, fashion, music and entertainment brands, including Cxmmunity and Bethesda Softworks, DTLR and 300 Entertainment, which has guaranteed one internship to an attending student.
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HBCU BATTLEGROUND PLAYERS & SCHOOLS
DTLR teamed up with Cxmmunity and 300 Entertainment to create a first-of-its-kind virtual activation that will match up popular recording artists– including Tee Grizzley, T-Shyne, Lil Keed and DJ SideReal – with team captains of the HBCU Esports League from participating colleges and universities, who will battle it out playing Call of Duty.
The battleground is comprised of mainly 300 Entertainment talent. But, DTLR recently added popular streamer Soulja Boy to the roster of players for some real fun and exciting gameplay. Anyone can log in to Twitch to join in on the fun and watch each matchup.
The HBCU Esports League was formed earlier this summer by Twitch and Cxmmunity. Participating HBCUs include Clark Atlanta University, Alabama State, Johnson C. Smith University, Howard University, Tennessee State, N.C. A&T State University, NC Central University and Oakwood University to name a few. While donations are not required to watch the matchups, they are encouraged as HBCUs are missing out on critical funds that would normally be acquired during homecoming games.