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EMU and Gen.G continue to collaborate on student programming and project-based internships, as well as celebrate two Gen.G Foundation Scholarship recipients

Global esports organization Gen.G and Eastern Michigan University announced the continuation of their partnership to prepare the next generation of leaders in the esports industry. After a successful summer tournament, EMU and Gen.G have welcomed back EMU Eagles to Ypsilanti with a series of campus kickoff events, the introduction of project-based internships, and the initiation of two Gen.G Foundation Scholarship recipients.

EMU and Gen.G continue to collaborate on student programming and project-based internships, as well as celebrate two Gen.G Foundation Scholarship recipients

"Gen.G could not be more excited to continue expanding our programming with EMU," said Arnold Hur , CEO for Gen.G. "EMU has been our trusted partner as we look to enrich the academic experiences for student athletes studying and working hard to have an impact on the future of the esports and gaming industry."

The start of the 2022-2023 academic year at EMU marks the second year of Eagles Gaming Club and Gen.G supporting student gaming on EMU's campus. Students can expect carefully curated events, built by the students and supported by the two organizations. Additionally, there will be support for student athletes recognized by EMU Esports who will begin traveling to tournaments, competing virtually and representing EMU nationally in new jerseys showcasing their Eagle pride.

EMU and Gen.G will also look to commit to producing more events like the Summer Showdown throughout the year. In July 2022 , the Summer Showdown tournament featured teams of students from eight local high schools and universities. The tournament ended with four gaming titles earned at in-person competitions hosted at the EMU REC/IM Center. The winning teams included University of Michigan-Flint for Rocket League, Michigan State University for VALORANT, and University of Michigan-Ann Arbor for League of Legends. The Summer Showdown cements EMU's position as a regional hub for gaming programming, building off of the success of Midwest Madness. Students in the region can expect additional similar tournaments throughout the school year.

The EMU REC/IM Center website will feature a redesigned gaming section, and students can check out upcoming gaming activities at this link . All events will be open to the public for general attendees and community members when possible.

"These are exciting upgrades for varsity support of student athletes at EMU, and we're so glad to see our partnership with Gen.G enhancing experiences for Eagles Gaming Club," said Justin Jett , Director of the EMU REC/IM Center. "The increased support for student athletes will be instrumental in building out the flourishing gaming community at EMU."

In September, Gen.G announced two EMU students had been selected as recipients of the Gen.G Foundation Scholarship: Je'Naiya TimsIyad and Iyad Khattab . Each recipient received $10,000 to subsidize their tuition for this academic year and will have access to exclusive career and mentorship programming as members of the new scholarship class. Suho Chang , a student from the Gen.G Global Academy in Seoul will join Timslyad and Khattab as a student at EMU.

Now in its third year, the Gen.G Foundation Scholarship focuses on supporting women, people of color and low income students enrolled in a U.S. university or college who are interested in gaming, esports, entrepreneurship, journalism or content creation.

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Reinforcing Dubai's position as a hub for technology, innovation, events and tourism, the Festival brought together leading gamers, esports thought leaders and fans from across the world. The 12-day Festival's concluding day featured the championship round of the inaugural PUBG Global Championship 2022 Grand Finals, which saw Team Natus Vincere crowned winners and Team 17 coming in second.

DEF 2022 kicked off with the two-day Initiate Summit, a groundbreaking B2B learning and networking platform for esports and gaming industry professionals, developers and creatives. The Summit was held in collaboration with Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) and Dubai Media City, a member of TECOM Group, the event's Knowledge Partner. The oversubscribed first edition of the Summit welcomed over a thousand participants and more than 60 industry and esports thought leaders, showcasing Dubai's appetite for growth in the esports sector.

Organised in collaboration with DWTC and Alanza Trading, GameExpo and PopConME kicked off on the second day as two of the Festival's key attractions. GameExpo and PopConME featured some of the biggest Hollywood celebrities, special meet-and-greet sessions, exclusive workshops, movie screenings, international artists and creators, artist alley, cosplay competition offering a prize of Dh75,000 to the winner, gaming competitions and esports tournaments.

During the four-day GameExpo, three grassroots esports tournaments took place in collaboration with global gaming titles, including Minecraft and Honor of Kings, as regional esports competitors and youth gamers took to the stage to show off their skills and win prizes worth up to $25,000 . Rounding off the inaugural Festival, popular Egyptian artist Wegz performed live in concert with an electrifying musical showcase.

DEF 2022 catered to gamers, families, friends, art and music lovers, industry professionals, and esports experts as part of its first edition with the aim of uniting and developing the gaming and esports communities in Dubai and the region.

For more information about DEF 2022 please visit www.dubaiesportsfestival.com

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