Ireland Esports Collegiate Series rebrand announced

Ireland Esports Collegiate Series rebrand

The Nativz Collegiate Esports Series has undertaken a rebranding to become the Ireland Esports Collegiate Series.

In a press release, organisers said the change ‘signifies a timely shift to reflect the exclusive standing this series, has as the sole Irish esports competition unifying the entire island of Ireland’.

The Ireland Esports Collegiate Series, powered by Irish esports organisation Nativz, aims to nurture talent across the Irish esports landscape by creating a first step on an esports pathway for players, coaches, content creators and administrators.

“We are thrilled to announce the new Ireland Esports Collegiate Series. It’s not just a name change; it’s an evolution. This rebrand is in line with our mission and kicks off our three-year Ireland Collegiate Strategy for growth,” said Kurt Pittman, Founder and CEO of Nativz Gaming.

“This is a pivotal step towards strengthening Ireland’s position on the global student esports stage.”

Kurt Pittman, Nativz Gaming, on the Ireland Esports Collegiate Series rebrand

The rebranded series will embrace a new identity anchored around the Shamrock – an emblem synonymous with Ireland’s sporting competitions. The iconic Shamrock symbolises unity, strength and pride, aligning with the spirit of camaraderie and fierce competition within the esports community, Nativz said.

“We believe the new name and identity will enhance our ties with the student and education communities, ultimately increasing our appeal to potential commercial partners,” continued Kurt Pittman. “The Shamrock is a powerful symbol recognised worldwide. It’s consistent with other nationally focused sports competitions and will help extend our reach within and beyond Ireland.”

Nativz Gaming first took over the previous Legion Collegiate Esports Series a year ago.

Nativz say the rebrand ‘signifies the start of a new chapter, with the promise to deliver world-class esports action for competitors and spectators alike’.

SETU Esports won the 2023 Collegiate Rocket League title before going on to represent Ireland at the 2023 World Rocket League Championships in Dallas, USA back in June this year.

Technological University Dublin also topped the first Nativz Collegiate leaderboard for the 22/23 season.

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