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CSMG to Host CENC Southeast Region Esports Invitational In Kissimmee

3 Nov, 2021


The Road to CENC 2022 continues as Collegiate Sports Management Group (CSMG) plays host to the CENC Southeast Region Invitational presented by US Army 2nd Recruiting Brigade at the Osceola Heritage Park Events Center in Kissimmee, Florida from November 6-7, 2021. The Southeast Regional is the second of six regional invitationals CSMG will be hosting on the way to the Collegiate Esports Nationals in May 2022.

 CSMG is proud to partner with Osceola Heritage Park as the host venue where teams will meet in Florida for a competitive regional showdown. This invitational will feature collegiate teams competing in Rocket League and Overwatch for regional supremacy and to qualify for CSMG’s Nationals in May. The first day of competitive play will feature a double-elimination style bracket which will lead into the Quarterfinals, Semifinals, and Finals taking place the following day. Both game titles will be occurring simultaneously as the arena will be divided into two separated gaming halls. In addition to all of the competitive gaming, a guest speaker from the U.S. Army 2nd Recruiting Brigade will be making an appearance to provide insights on career opportunities within the U.S. Army Brigade.

Robb Larson, General Manager of Osceola Heritage Park/ASM Global said, “We are delighted to welcome CSMG and the athletes from across the Southeast region for this exciting competition. We welcome everyone to the Events Center at Osceola Heritage Park to see who will prevail and qualify for CENC 2022”.

Neil Malvone, Chief Esports Officer and EVP of Partnerships at CSMG added, “Osceola Heritage Park and the entire community have welcomed us and we are excited to bring the competitive action of collegiate esports to gaming fans in central Florida”.

This past spring CSMG hosted the inaugural Collegiate Esports Nationals to critical success. CENC 2022 is already on target to be bigger and better. To get to CENC 2022, schools must navigate the 6 regionals to be scheduled throughout the 2021-2022 academic year.

“On behalf of our partners at Osceola Heritage Park and Osceola County, we are pleased to welcome the CENC Southeast Region Invitational for the first time to Kissimmee, FL,” said Jason Siegel, President & CEO of the Greater Orlando Sports Commission. “We are confident that the participating gamers and their families from across the southeast will have a fantastic experience during their stay.”

The Invitational will be broadcast across multiple Twitch channels and simulcast on Esports Television (ESTV), the first 24/7 live linear video channel dedicated to esports reaching 60M+ households.

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