The Esports Combine™2020 A Resounding Success

October 26, 2020 - News

The Esports Combine™2020 A Resounding Success


FRANKLIN, Ind. – October 26, 2020 –  The Esports Combine™ 2020, wrapped up its first virtual esports conference with massive waves of gamers participating in skills challenges, industry professionals speaking on panels, and many participants earning collegiate esports scholarships.


The event from Indiana Esports Development LLC. saw 1,000 gamers engaging in activities, 65 universities attending, 840 players participating in the skills challenge, and several collegiate esports scholarships being awarded to the combine’s top athletes.


“This year’s combine was more successful than we thought it could ever be, especially as a virtual conference,” said Bill Dever, President of Indiana Esports Development. “The event was only as grand as the participants that we had and we’d like to personally thank all attendees and partners involved. The future is bright for esports.”


“It was a great experience being a part of this event. I enjoyed the opportunity to talk about my job as the Head Coach of Lakeland University,” said Ahman Green, Head Coach of Esports. “I have already heard back from future Muskies and potential coaches that want to play & coach at Lakeland University Esports Program.”


“This year’s combine exceeded all expectations and we are thrilled with the quality programming that was produced in a virtual setting,” said Ryan Vaughn, President of Indiana Sports Corp. “It is clear that esports is here to stay and opportunities such as the combine are vital to its future success.”


Indiana Esports Development LLC. is a partnership formed between Harena Data and Indiana Sports Corp. The Combine serves as a celebration of esports and its ever-increasing place in the academic world and will help players receive varsity team offers and scholarships from colleges and universities throughout North America.


About Indiana Sports Corp

Founded in 1979 as the nation’s first sports commission, Indiana Sports Corp is a not-for-profit

organization focused on bringing premier sporting events to Indiana to drive economic vitality,

facilitate a vibrant community with civic pride and garner positive media attention. Because of

this, Indiana Sports Corp is able to provide positive, sports-related opportunities for youth in the

community. For more information, please visit IndianaSportsCorp.org.


About GYO

GYO Score is an esports and gaming data analytics platform that seeks to support gamers and esports at all levels. With its game data analytics tools, team management, player profile, and league tool systems, GYO supports gamers and esports-enthusiasts of all competition levels to pursue their dream of esports stardom and community building. To date, GYO Score has helped facilitate over 200 esports scholarship offers and boasts more than 30,000 players on its platform since it launched in September 2019. To learn more about GYO, please visit www.gyo.gg.


About Harena Data, Inc

Founded in 2017, Harena Data has developed GYO Score to be a data analytics, league development, and player management tool for the esports industry. The principles of Harena Data have a strong background in esports, event management, motion picture production, and telecommunications. In addition to GYO Score, Harena Data specializes in esports consultation regarding the development and deployment of esports venues, scholastic esports programs, and esports league concepts.

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