DTLR will host the second HBCU E-sports Battlegrounds Tournament and career fair in partnership with Cxmmunity, a nonprofit whose mission is to increase the number of minorities taking place in the gaming industry. The tourney is a virtual E-sports and live-streaming experience that will raise awareness and funds for participating institutions of the first-ever HBCU E-Sports league.
With this virtual activation, we aim 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.
HBCU BATTLEGROUNDS CAREER & COLLEGE FAIR
HBCU BATTLEGROUNDS TOURNAMENT
The HBCU Battlegrounds Tournament will consist of a Call of Duty multiplayer match followed by a warzone tournament featuring several recording artists and tastemakers of the gaming industry. We will match popular talent with team captains of the HBCU Esports League from participating colleges and universities, who will battle it out playing Call of Duty. Artists will be announced one week before the event.
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.