IHSEA and Stay Plugged In have partnered for the 2022-2023 season.

Illinois, June 15, 2022 - Illinois High School Esports Association (IHSEA) is excited to announce their newest partnership with Stay Plugged In (SPIN).

The partnership expands IHSEA’s collegiate recruitment offerings and allows the scholastic-oriented nonprofit organization to provide their clients with a recruitment organizer at the high school level. Additionally, the partnership provides Stay Plugged In an immense high school clientele with esports-related direct pathway opportunities.

“Our mission has always been to provide a clear pathway of opportunity for students that are passionate about esports. That pathway can lead to college, to the workforce or both. Our partnership with IHSEA really helps move those initiatives forward. We have seen the great work the team at IHSEA has done, and we hope to help amplify their goals and offerings by connecting students, parents and coaches with colleges throughout the country to help students find the right fit for them. We are thankful for the opportunity to work side by side with a group so passionate and talented with similar objectives that align well with Stay Plugged In. ” said Rick Suarez, Managing Director of Carolina Esports Hub.

“The Illinois High School Esports Association is excited to be working with Stay Plugged In. The work that SPIN has done for the scholastic ecosystem has been incredibly positive, and we cannot wait to bring their offerings specifically to our Illinois community. Our state has no shortage of bright and talented students that deserve the option to evaluate nationwide collegiate esports offers, and Stay Plugged In will help those students reach those institutions.”  said Andy Mendez, Executive Director of IHSEA.

More about Stay Plugged In:

The Carolina Esports Hub is home to Stay Plugged IN (SPIN) which is the premier esports recruiting platform for college scholarships. They are a Charlotte, North Carolina-based esports company that services the entirety of North America. Stay Plugged IN began operations in 2020 to educate students and parents on the opportunities available to esports athletes both academically and professionally. The Esports recruits that pass through the Stay Plugged IN program are amongst the most well-rounded players and professional individuals on the market, making them the most versatile and sought-after talent in the industry. Their mantra, “Better Player. Better Person. Better Recruit.” perfectly sums up their mission of educating students to be more marketable and better prepared to best take advantage of the connections provided by Stay Plugged IN and their college network. Stay Plugged IN has fostered connections to students from five countries including the United States, Mexico, Canada, Puerto Rico, and the United Kingdom. Currently sitting as the industry leader in providing unique and innovative esports recruiting events, projects range from online recruiting leagues to virtual showcases, and providers of esports recruiting LANs. Stay Plugged IN is the go-to source for collegiate and high school esports connections. For more information go to espin.gg or reach out to info@espin.gg.

About Illinois High School Esports Association:

The Illinois High School Esports Association is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the scholastic community of the greater Chicagoland Area and beyond. The IHSEA endeavors to create and foster competitive esports programs in all Illinois high schools by providing assistance, organizing tournaments, and presenting information to schools and advisers. These programs cultivate talents in potentially underserved populations and provide a pathway to college scholarships and careers in the gaming industry. The IHSEA pledges to invest proceeds back into schools and students to advance esports programs in secondary education and beyond.