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Twitch is aiming to build an esports league specifically for Historically Black Colleges and Universities

July 31, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

SAN DIEGO, CA - SEPTEMBER 29: Fans entering TwitchCon at San Diego Convention Center on September 29, 2019 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Martin Garcia/ESPAT Media/Getty Images)

Streaming giant Twitch is partnering with Cxmmunity -- an Atlanta-based non-profit focused on increasing minority participation in esports and the gaming industry -- to offer the first-ever esports leagues geared specifically for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU).

(CNN)Streaming giant Twitch is partnering with Cxmmunity -- an Atlanta-based non-profit focused on increasing minority participation in esports and the gaming industry -- to offer the first-ever esports leagues geared specifically for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU).

The league will aim to provide competitive opportunities for HBCU students to compete within an organized electronic sports league, Cxmmunity said in a news release.

The partnership will allow HBCU students to gain access to educational and scholarship support that is being offered through Twitch Student.

Smith is the first HBCU to offer an accredited esports program, Faught said.

"The opportunity to build the first HBCU esports league out of Atlanta is an honor and a privilege.

As an HBCU graduate I am beyond excited to bring esports scholarships, internships, and job opportunities to students of color. "

"I'm proud to be working alongside Cxmmunity to help minorities receive access to internet and devices to continue their education from home while pursuing gaming and esports. " Kevin Hoang, manager of scholastic partnerships at Twitch, said in the news release.

This esports league will open up opportunities for students at HBCUs to connect with video game publishers and to develop skills around streaming and content creation.

The first weekend of HBCU esports streams will take place on August 2 at 3 p. m. on Twitch. Tv/cxmmunityco.

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