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XP League is coming to Florida with the help of Fortnite-linked entrepreneur

americascardroom.eu

Bob Garcia

August 12, 2022

XP League appears to have made one of its first big decisions since joining Unleashed Brands, a fast-growing parent company of youth enrichment franchise brands. According to the latest updates, the emerging youth eSports franchise brand has given a franchise deal to an owner with a connection to the professional eSports community. With the move, South Florida entrepreneur Jennifer Vilela is expected to launch her first franchise of the brand in the fall.

Youth Esports Franchise XP League Hosts 2022 North American Finals in Orlando

PR Newswire

June 23, 2022

XP League, the first esports franchise in North America, is gearing up to host its 2022 North American Finals at the Full Sail University Orlando Health Fortress Esports Arena and Full Sail Live Venue, June 25 -26, 2022. In partnership with Full Sail University, the top 48 XP League teams, coaches, franchise owners and families will come together for the largest in-person youth esports tournament in North America. 

Full Sail University to Host XP League’s North American Finals June 25-26, 2022

PRWeb

April 12, 2022

Full Sail University is pleased to announce the XP League 2021-2022 North American Finals will be held on the university’s campus, with activations hosted across two locations, including The Full Sail University Orlando Health Fortress and Full Sail Live on June 25-26, 2022.

XP League is an esports league modeled after classic youth sports organizations, making it easy for parents and kids to understand the esports landscape. In partnership with Full Sail University, XP League’s North American Finals will include 48 of the top performing teams from around the U.S. and Canada. XP League’s North American Finals remains the first of its kind for children in the 8–15-year-old age range.

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NORTH AMERICA’S PREMIER COACH-LED COMPETITIVE YOUTH ESPORTS LEAGUE

Innovate Gaming and Esports Innovationsoftheworld.com

 

Despite launching in September 2020, during the height of a global pandemic, XP League quickly caught the attention of tech-savvy franchisees looking to turn their passion into a career. And esports are certainly a lucrative activity worthy of franchise investment; by 2023, it’s predicted that the industry could see revenues of $1.6bn.

Gameplan unveils partnership with XP League

Esports Insider

Jonno Nicholson

September 22, 2021

 

Esports and education management platform Gameplan has announced a partnership with North American youth esports league XP League.

As a result, the league will provide its franchisees with a range of educational content through the management platform.

XP League will co-host the first major in-person esports event in 2021 

Prowly

26 July 2021

 

XP League will co-host the first major in-person esports event in 2021 at the Raleigh Convention Center from August 7-8, 2021. XP League will be hosting its inaugural North American Finals, and the Carolina Games Summit will be hosting its 15th annual esports and gaming event.

IN A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN

Franchising.com

March 01, 2021

 

RALEIGH, NC. - XP League (XPL) has announced a partnership with Ritual Motion to roll out the first customized training and coaching app for esports athletes, coaches, players and parents. 

PCA ANNOUNCES NATIONAL PARTNERSHIP WITH ESPORTS LEADER
XP LEAGUE

By Casey Miller
Positive Coaching Alliance

Nov 10, 2020

PCA is proud to announce our newest partnership with XP League—a leader in the eSports industry.  Popularity is growing for eSports ...

Creating a Positive Environment in Youth Esports w/ XP League and Positive Coaching Alliance

College Esports QuickTake

October 16th, 2020

CEO Jay Melamed featured on ESPORTZ Network podcast with Positive Coaching Alliance.

Youth Esports Franchise XP League Plans for Rapid Expansion

Franchising.com

July 20, 2022

XP League, an emerging youth esports franchise brand focusing on character building and teamwork is breaking through the market with plans for franchise expansion, which is fueled by the demand for competitive gaming across the country. As the first-to-market youth esports franchise in North America, the brand was recently acquired by Unleashed Brands, a fast-growing parent company of youth enrichment franchise brands, including Urban Air Adventure Park, The Little Gym, Snapology, Premier Martial Arts and Class 101.

Full Sail University Students Awarded Scholarships at XP League's 2021-2022 North American Finals

PR Newswire

June 26, 2022

Full Sail University and XP League are honored to celebrate two Full Sail students being named scholarship recipients during the 2021-2022 XP League North American Finals.

A total of $10,000 in scholarships were awarded during the event with both of the selected students receiving $5,000 each based on exhibiting exceptional professionalism and creative talent while contributing to the event, in addition to good academic standing. These scholarships will be applied toward the recipient's areas of study within the university.

Full Sail University to host XP League’s North American Finals

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Halina Malik

April 12, 2022

In what is the first of its kind for the 8-15-year-old age range, XP League’s North American Finals will be hosted at Full Sail University. In a dedicated on-campus venue in the Full Sail University Orlando Health Fortress and Live Venue, The XP League will host its grand finals between June 25 and 26, 2022.

 

The XP League, a dedicated youth esports league, is a one-of-a-kind organization. Modelled after classic youth sports organizations that parents and children will instantly recognize, the XP League’s mission is to help families understand the esports landscape.

All Access on the Road: XP League North American Finals | Full Sail University

Full Sail University

January 6, 2022

 

RALEIGH, NC. - All Access took the show on the road during the 2021 XP League North American Finals held in Raleigh, North Carolina. XP League, a competitive esports league, worked in collaboration with Full Sail University to create new, real-world opportunities for graduates of Full Sail Armada.

Full Sail University’s Armada Collaborates with XP League

Full Sail University

September 8, 2021

 

Full Sail University collaborates with XP League to create new opportunities in the esports space. Full Sail University is proud to share its recent collaboration alongside XP League, a competitive esports league, to create new, real-world opportunities for graduates of Full Sail Armada as they worked in conjunction at XP League’s North American Finals. 

XP League comes to town

The Citizen

Shelby Stewart

May 13, 2021

 

A 2018 Goodrich graduate is bringing esports to the Goodrich and Ortonville areas.
“This is my home town,” said Aaron Cottrell, coach and coordinator for the North Oakland XP League. “I was working for an XP League in Macomb, but we decided to do it ourselves, my dad and I.”

XP League Inks First International Franchise Agreement In Canada

PRNewswire

December 8, 2020

 

XP League (XPL), the leading youth esports league franchise modeled after classic youth sports leagues, announced today the signing of its first international franchise agreement in Canada. Driving the brand's Canadian expansion is a seasoned entrepreneur, Kevin Sterling, who currently owns and operates a co-working office space in Ottawa, where he will set up his XPL franchise. Launched in September 2020, XP League has quickly grown to 18 territories in 11 states across the U.S., and now, Canada.

Biz: New league links parents, kids..

By Dane Huffman  – Managing Editor, Triangle Business Journal

Nov 6, 2020, 5:00am EST

A Triangle entrepreneur is looking to tap into the esports boom with a novel idea – parents and kids can be involved together.

Full Sail University Hosts Largest North American Youth Esports Tournament

Full Sail University

Kyle Roach

July 14, 2022

On June 25 and 26, Full Sail University and XP League (XPL) partnered to bring the 2021-2022 North American Finals to the Full Sail University Orlando Health Fortress and Full Sail Live Venue. The two-day event featured 48 teams competing in Fortnite, Valorant, Overwatch, and Rocket League with an audience of over 10,000 spectators, making it one of the biggest esports events in Full Sail history.

‘Absolute win for our gamers’: Esports league to hold finals at Full Sail University in June

WFTV

Katlyn Brieskorn

April 24, 2022

The league is the first of its kind for children in the 8-to-15-year-old age range.

“The opportunity to hold the XP League North American Finals at Full Sail University is an absolute win for our gamers,” stated Jay Melamed, CEO of XP League. “The experience being created for our families will be unparalleled. No other sport allows kids to play like a pro. The production of this event is truly at a professional level, and our kids are the stars. XP League’s relationship with Full Sail University continues to pay dividends in providing access to amazing candidates and learning opportunities, this event is icing on the cake.”

Full Sail University to Host XP League's North American Finals June 25-26, 2022

Yahoo Finance

April 12, 2022

 

Full Sail University and XP League Collaborate to Shape the Next Generation of Esports Professionals.

 

Full Sail University is pleased to announce the XP League 2021-2022 North American Finals will be held on the university's campus, with activations hosted across two locations, including The Full Sail University Orlando Health Fortress and Full Sail Live on June 25-26, 2022.

Gameplan partners with XP League to bring esports education to youth leagues in North America

Gameplan.com 

September 22, 2021

 

Gameplan, the leading esports education and management platform, has announced a recent partnership with XP League, North America’s premier competitive youth esports league.

GRADS IN PRODUCTION ROLES AT XP LEAGUE NORTH AMERICAN FINALS

Full Sail University

August 19, 2021

 

Inviting some of the top youth esports competitors from throughout the country, XP League’s North American Finals saw players ages 7-15 face-off in a thrilling weekend of Overwatch in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Taking place at the Raleigh Convention Center and hosted by Full Sail Esports Content Creator Shae Ryan, the event’s production and coverage featured the work of multiple graduates from Film, Music Production, and Media Communications.

Esports Franchise Blends Video Games, Life Skills

Franchise Times

Nicholas Upton

March 29, 2021

 

As the popularity of esports continues to grow at a breakneck pace, parents are (somewhat) coming to terms with the foreign idea of their kids watching other people play video games.

Playing video games all day, however, still seems like a waste of time to many adults, but newcomer XP League frames it differently with a big question about youth development: Is practicing how to play Fortnite or Overwatch in your downtime all that different from kicking a soccer ball against the garage?

Kids not letting genetic disorders hold them back from thriving in new esports league

ABC 11 NEWS

Michael Perchick

November 11, 2020

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- A new esports league, founded in the Triangle, is helping children develop teamwork skills.

XP League Announces Ed Tomasi as a Company Advisor

visitRaleigh

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Raleigh, N.C.  — XP League, the leading retail franchise of youth and amateur competitive gaming programming, announced the addition of esports industry veteran Ed Tomasi as a company advisor.