Esports organization Gen.G has joined forces with the University of Kentucky (UK) to host the “University of Kentucky Esports Invitational.”

Gen.G and UK have invited its athletic rivals to compete on March 12-14, 2021 in League of Legends, Valorant, and Rocket League that will be streamed on

The following schools will compete in the invitational:

Auburn University

Mississippi State University

Texas A&M University

University of Alabama

University of Georgia

University of Kentucky

University of Mississippi

University of Missouri

University of Tennessee

The Invitational is the first time that all of the schools will be competing in the same esports tournament. Student casters from UK will cast the entire event and there is a $1000 prize for each game for the winning school.

“We’re excited to host our first major invitational with UK with some of the top esports universities participating. Remaining connected and unified in the community while at home during the COVID-19 pandemic is a top priority for us, and we look forward to bringing a world-class experience to students around the country. It’s amazing to see the continued buzz around esports in the college ecosystem,” Chris Park, CEO of Gen.G, said.

“Our students continue to be passionate about esports, so we are thrilled to be able to invite others schools to participate in hopes of providing a unique way to level up their competitive skills. We always look forward to providing exciting opportunities to our students, and now more than ever, we hope this invitational provides a platform to continue connecting with each other around the country,” Heath Price, University of Kentucky’s Associate CIO, said.

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