Vanta has partnered with the Association for Middle Level Education to become the new official esports platform and partner of AMLE.
With this partnership, AMLE’s membership of 35,000 educators will now be able to bring esports to their students via a safe, COPPA compliant platform. Starting this fall, schools can compete for free in AMLE’s esports league and access expert esports coaching and development programming.
Adoption of esports in schools has been growing, and this partnership will allow both organizations to grow esports as an important offering and developmental activity in schools across the country.
“We are thrilled to partner with Association of Middle Level Education (AMLE) to provide esports services to its members. It’s important that our youth have access to safe and engaging learning spaces to develop, especially in esports. AMLE’s commitment to providing equitable access to resources and emphasis on character development align very well to our core beliefs. We look forward to providing AMLE and its members a compelling esports league that meets the development needs of our youth,” Ed Lallier, CRO and Co-Founder of Vanta Leagues, said.
“We know that middle schoolers are increasingly spending their time gaming with friends and that can cause concerns for schools as to how they can support them engaging in that online world in a safe way. That’s why we’re excited to partner with Vanta Leagues to showcase how esports can be safely and productively integrated as a school-based activity for middle school students. Plus, we know our schools love a little friendly competition! We can’t wait to see students from around the country having fun together while also developing real-world skills like teamwork, communication, and critical thinking,” Stephanie Simpson, CEO of AMLE, said.
Vanta Leagues will be standing up a conference exclusively for members of AMLE, in which they will be able to compete against each other in both regular season games and a playoff series. There will be no entry fee per school to compete, no matter the number of games or teams participating. Both Vanta and AMLE are committed to bringing accessibility to esports for all schools and students.
The league will start on 19 September 2022, and playoffs will take place at the end of the season.