HBCU+ Partners With Urban Edge Network Partners To Empower Aspiring Students in Esports Business and Media

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Philadelphia, PA – Aug 31, 2023– Metro Esports, a prominent organization in the esports industry, is delighted to announce a groundbreaking partnership with Urban Edge Network, LLC. (UEN), a dynamic media company that focuses on publishing and distributing content from historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). This strategic collaboration aims to create new and exciting custom digital sports built for affinity, while simultaneously offering aspiring students a unique opportunity to earn an accredited Esports Business Certificate, while also gaining invaluable media experience through UEN’s HBCU + and various media-related initiatives. With this comprehensive approach, the two leading companies are committed to nurturing the next generation of esports business professionals and media talents from diverse backgrounds.

Urban Edge Network, LLC. (UEN) is renowned for its exceptional contributions to the media landscape, particularly in amplifying the voices and stories of HBCUs. As a media company, UEN provides a wide array of services, including media asset creation, content distribution, on-site event execution, experiential marketing activities, and media planning. HBCU +, a flagship project by UEN, showcases the best of collegiate esports within historically black colleges and universities, enhancing visibility and opportunities for student gamers.

Hardy Pelt, Chief Revenue Officer for Urban Edge Network, expressed excitement about the partnership, stating, “At Urban Edge Network, we are passionate about uplifting communities and empowering young talents through media and education. Collaborating with Metro Esports to offer an Esports Business Certificate will help us further our mission by merging the realms of esports and media. We look forward to providing students with transformative experiences, both in the esports business world and media industry.”

The Esports Business Certificate program, developed by Metro Esports is accredited by STEM.ORG and will provide aspiring, current and alumni students with a comprehensive curriculum encompassing various facets of the esports industry and media landscape. Participants will gain specialized knowledge in areas such as:

  • Intro to Game Programming
  • Esports Event Management
  • Intro to Programming with Python
  • Content Creation
  • Principles of Esports Business Management

“Urban Edge Network is at the forefront HBCU Sports, and we cannot be more excited to create competitive gaming experiences, built for affinity together.  The partnership’s holistic approach also seeks to equip students not only with in-depth esports business acumen, but also with valuable media skills that are increasingly relevant in this digital age” said Shaon Berry, CEO of The Metro Sports & Entertainment Group.

Upon completing the Esports Business Certificate program, students will have the extraordinary opportunity to apply for internships at both Metro Esports and Urban Edge Network, LLC. Internship positions may include:

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  1. Esports Event Management
  2. Esports Marketing and Partnerships
  3. Esports Business Development
  4. Social Media Content Creation and Distribution
  5. Experiential Marketing in Esports
  6. Media Planning and Execution

These internships will provide hands-on experience and networking opportunities, allowing students to explore diverse career paths in both the esports and media industries.

The registration for the Esports Business Certificate program will commence on August 28th, 2023. Interested students can find more information and apply at Metroesports.gg.

About Metro Esports: The Metro Sports & Entertainment Group is a Philadelphia based multicultural production agency, with (3) key verticals that include Gaming & Esports / STEM & Tech. Education and Metaverse Production.

About Urban Edge Network, LLC.: Urban Edge Network, LLC. (UEN) is a dynamic media company that focuses on publishing and distributing content from historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). As a visionary force in the media landscape, UEN offers media asset creation, content distribution, on-site event execution, experiential marketing activities, and media planning, amplifying the voices and stories of HBCUs.

For media inquiries, please contact: 

Ms. Shay Brown – Chief Strategist – [email protected] 

Mr. Tony Wyllie-Publicist- [email protected]

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