The Northwestern Registration and Services division of Northwestern University has confirmed that the Northwestern campus will become the Northwest’s official registration and services center for Northwestern DreamHack and its esports events.
In a statement released today, Northwestern said that the registration and service center will officially become the site for all Northwestern-affiliated events and events hosted on the Northwests Campus.
The company said it will also continue to operate the NorthWEST Arena, which is home to the DreamHack Columbus qualifier, as its official esports venue.
The NorthWests campus has long been the home of the Norths West Collegiate Hockey League, which hosted the Dreamhack Columbus qualifier.
The company said that Northwestern was the first major university to officially recognize Northwestern as a Northwesterly registrant.
The announcement came as the university’s esports division was busy announcing new sponsors and new partners for its collegiate esports initiative.
In addition to the registration center, Northwesters Collegiate hockey team and the North West Collegial Hockey League announced today that they have signed a two-year sponsorship deal with NONE Sports and Entertainment, the same company that is responsible for the NorthWest Arena and DreamHack Cleveland.
Northwest, a nonprofit organization, is the only collegiate esports organization in the United States to officially register as an esports organization.
Northwest is one of the only college esports organizations in the country to officially host collegiate events and tournaments, and its collegiate arena and Dreamhack campus host esports events and esports events for North American Collegiate Starleague and North American Minor Leagues.
Northwestern is also a member of the NAIA, which has been working toward expanding its collegiate athletics programs, including hosting its first collegiate collegiate championships in 2019.