Marion Giants Esports partners with Metactix™ for exciting new STEM opportunities 

March 2nd, 2022

The Marion Giants Esports Team and Metactix™ are pleased to announce a unique education-focused collaboration that will improve the school’s gaming system and also offer industry connections and STEM learning opportunities for local students.

The Metactix™ esports center management solution will provide additional data security for Marion Community Schools’ K-12 esports program, and will also provide more speed and reliability through Metactix™ SaaS platform.

“We are thrilled to partner with Metactix™ and bring this technology to our esports program,” Said Travis Hueston, director of Marion Community Schools’ esports program. “This technology continues to allow us to bring an array of games to our players in a supportive and safe environment, while at the same time increasing efficiency and management of the arena.”

But beyond the typical service, this collaboration will also offer opportunities for students to learn from Metactix™ leaders directly as it relates to cyber security, IT, gaming, and esports.

“We are excited to partner with Marion Giants Esports, who recognize the need for a secure esports solution which prioritizes the user experience for their students. We built Metactix™ to provide peace of mind for institutions so their esports centers, infrastructure and data are protected,” said Michael Theis, co-founder and Director of Infrastructure for Metactix™. “We further look forward to the opportunity to work with the next generation of minds that will be the leaders of tomorrow.” 

About Metactix™

Developed by game center owners who saw a need for a secure, easy-to-use management solution, Metactix™ is committed to providing the security and efficiency esports centers require. Metactix™ is a member of the Esports Foundry portfolio, which provides solutions across apparel, broadcasting, gaming centers, events, and more.

About Marion Giants Esports

Giants Esports is a student organization dedicated to the growth and development of the gaming culture and community at Marion Community Schools. Through regular programs and events hosted on- and off-campus, Giants Esports aims to encourage students to create connections with other students and organizations, to promote healthy competition, to create scholarship, STEM opportunities, and paths to college, and to create new experiences for our members, especially in video game development and appreciation.

NJCAAE & Metactix™ Announce Strategic Partnership

February 14th, 2022

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - The National Junior College Athletic Association Esports (NJCAAE) and Metactix™ LLC are pleased to announce the very first education-focused esports center management collaboration for the patented Metactix™ SaaS esports center management solution. Through this partnership, the 125+ NJCAAE programs will have access to Metactix™ at a preferred rate. Metactix™, which requires no on-premises hardware and features industry leading security, dramatically improves protection of student and institutional data while reducing costs and improving efficiency. The average esports center is expected to save ~15% of their staff hours just by utilizing the Metactix™ patented game auto-updater alone.

“IT security is of critical importance in every aspect of our daily lives, and esports is certainly no different. We are thrilled to provide our members with access to a tool that not only provides the highest level of security, but also but also reduces expenses and increases center efficiency.” Jeff White, Executive Director of the NJCAAE.

“We are excited to partner with the NJCAAE, who recognize the need for a secure esports solution which prioritizes the user experience for their schools and students. We built Metactix™ to provide peace of mind for institutions so their esports centers, infrastructure and data are protected.” Michael Theis, Co-Founder and Director of Infrastructure for Metactix™. 

About NJCAAE

NJCAA Esports (NJCAAE), the national governing body for two-year college esports in the United States, is proud to provide two-year college esports teams with governance, competition and official national championships. The governing body also provides guidance and positive development for two-year colleges to build and operate esports programs. Established in the Fall of 2019, the association continues to establish new partner relationships that assist in the growth of esports programs, add new titles for increased participation, and dedicate resources to the recruitment of new members.

The NJCAAE is committed to removing barriers to entry for all participants, including students and member institutions. Through the bring your own device and play from anywhere model, even campuses that are strictly online can offer an opportunity to engage their students for just $1,500. While student engagement is always a priority, it has perhaps never been more important than right now. No one disputes that an engaged student is a student that completes!

The association has experienced phenomenal growth as we enter our fourth competitive semester. Beginning with only 12 teams, the following semesters grew to 28 teams (Spring ’20), 69 teams (Fall ’20), 81 teams (Spring ’21) and a projection of 115 teams and 2,000+ student-athletes in the Fall of 2021. With the ultimate goal of providing a unique and engaging environment for student-athletes nationwide, the NJCAAE is where worlds of opportunity await. 

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