EliteGamingLIVE Secures USD $1.5M In Funding To Grow Educational eSports Leagues For Youth

EliteGamingLIVE (EGL), an online learning platform that combines interscholastic competition with education to improve student engagement with STEM subjects, announced today it has raised USD $1.5 million in a funding round led by corporate venture capital firm American Family Insurance Institute for Corporate and Social Impact, with participation from the TELUS Pollinator Fund for Good and Rarebreed Ventures.  

The funding aims to support the hiring of key personnel who will expand the platform’s capabilities and offerings. The company will also power an aggressive marketing strategy as EGL targets North American expansion and reach into new markets.

Beyond inspiring a heightened interest in STEM careers, EGL is focused on enabling equal access to education and training to K-12 students. Studies show that nearly 90 percent of children play video games, with the majority accessing games through various consoles. By focusing exclusively on less cost-prohibitive consoles, EGL is making its platform more accessible for schools, many of which are in low-income areas and reliant on federal funding.

EGL’s engaging platform, designed to spark and cultivate interest in STEM careers, has succeeded in capturing the attention of educators and investors looking to connect with purpose-driven companies committed to driving social and economic change. The TELUS Pollinator Fund for Good is focused on just that – investing in companies driving innovative solutions across health, agriculture, the environment, and enabling inclusive communities. 

To develop its Digital Citizenship and Sportsmanship module focused on online reputation and cyberbullying, the EliteGamingLIVE team collaborated with TELUS Wise. TELUS Wise focuses on offering industry-leading digital literacy education programs through a variety of workshops and resources to empower Canadians of all ages to stay safe online.

EliteGamingLIVE’s 2021-2022 school year kicks off September 13, 2021.

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