Welcome to the CERD Quarterly Newsletter. Below you will find information on all things CERD; including our achievements, announcements, events, and more. This is our third of many newsletters. Expect the next at the end of March and another at the end of June. This gives us plenty of time to track and record our achievements, expectations, and ideas for the future. Thank you all for your support of CERD, we could not have done this without you
Throughout our journey, we have and continue to partner with organizations and brands to offer our players a variety of recruitment, educational, and likewise opportunities. This page features several of our partners, allowing players to get more involved in the esports community.
Now Available to 8th Graders:
Our platform is now available to the Class of 2024 (you still must be 13 or older to sign-up). We have made the change from the 9th graders to 8th graders to grow middle-school esports involvement and to get players started as early as possible to get involved in the collegiate scene and get in touch with programs around the nation. We believe that early involvement like this is crucial to ensure that you are not overwhelmed later on in your high school years and that time is never a factor in your collegiate esports journey.
College Esports Guides
This quarter we set out with a mission to educate players of the opportunities in the collegiate esports scene and how to put yourself in a prime position for recruitment. This is why we released our first ever paid product, the collegiate esports guides. Guides are available for Overwatch, Call of Duty, Counter-Strike, League of Legends, Rocket League, and Fortnite. At almost 30 pages long per game, these guides will teach you not only everything you need to know about the collegiate esports scene for that game, but also how to best utilize your gaming talents, however strong they may be, to get into a college esports program and set yourself up for long-term success. To reward you for your involvement in our organization, we are offering an additional 20% off the current 20% off deal we have present. Use code “Newsletter20” to take advantage of this offer.
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We have also released our Parent’s Guide to Esports. Aimed at the parents of high-school level esports players, this free guide outlines the growth of the esports scene, why you should support your child through esports, and how to support your child in a safe and healthy manner.
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We are passionate about extending our benefits to high-schools and youth institutions, or as we call them, the catalysts of the next generation of esports. This helps us strengthen the connection of esports in all levels of schooling and provides a direct pathway from youth to the collegiate and eventually professional esports scene. If you are part of, or know someone in a high-school or likewise esports organization, let us know! We would love to talk more about all we can help either your program or yourself individually.
We are passionate about providing educational material helping players learn all there is to know about the collegiate esports scene. Throughout this next quarter and year, we plan to release as much content strengthening the awareness and knowledge of our community, putting everyone in a prime position for collegiate recruitment.
We strive to brand ourselves as not only a collegiate esports platform but a community welcoming players of all walks-of-life. To start the new year right this upcoming quarter, we plan to roll out more initiatives promoting the media and personal brands of our players along with maintaining our current collegiate esports platform.
This has been a fabulous quarter. This quarter alone we nearly doubled the size of the directory and grew our social media pages beyond imaginable. We also had the opportunity to release plenty of new initiatives and services allowing players to increase their collegiate esports perspectives and grow their personal brand.
Even after all that we have been through, we are always looking to improve the services and experiences we provide to our users. This is why we have made a small, 7 question survey for coaches and players to help us determine ways we can improve our services and grow our platform. This survey will not take more than a couple of minutes for you to fill out and is greatly appreciated by everyone at CERD.
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