Twitch is collaborating with Cxmmunity, a nonprofit organization that aims to increase the participation of minority youth in Esports and gaming. This alliance will result in the first-ever Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) esports league.
The announcement made it to the headlines on Thursday, and Twitch aims to provide scholarships and education for HBCU students and help the schools to have Esports programs.
Tespa is the National Association of Collegiate Esports, and Esports teams and clubs associated with Tespa are there for more than 200 North American universities. But, only one out of them all is HBCU, as stated by a report released by Twitch. Cxmmunity and Twitch aim to change the scenario by partnering together to provide Esports League for HBCUs.
He is also a graduate of HBCU, and thus he knows the lack of provisions of the gaming industry and Esport facilities there. He mentioned how everyone are train from the very childhood that if we seek good marks, we will get the right college, and then we will eventually end up in a good job. However, there is no discussion about entrepreneurship!Chris Peay
Both the partnering companies also stated how 83% of black teenagers also play video games, as stated by the International Game Developers Association. However, 68% of the game creators are European or Caucasian. With this partnership and the launch of a new program, they aim to provide diversity in the job opportunities and more colour of people into the jobs in the gaming sector.
The first view of the HBCU League will makes it appearnace on the Cxmmunity Twitch channel on 2nd August, Sunday, 3 PM. Diversity in the gaming sector has been a hot topic for a long time now, and this League will help direct the growth towards a positive direction and hence increase the diversity.