“Autumn Saga” set to begin September 18th and will run until October 16th

St. Louis, MO (September 1st, 2021) – Today Ultimate Gaming Championship’s scholastic arm – UGC EDU – is thrilled to announce that the Fall 2021 season of Battle Academy will begin on September 18th and run until October 16th.  In partnership with SHI, LG, Intel, Logitech, Respawn, Esports Integration, Learn2Esport and a new addition to the Battle Academy team of sponsors, Microsoft Education, UGC EDU will offer a new set of tournament series for the fall featuring collegiate Valorant, along with high school and collegiate Rocket League. Players will compete for their chance to win a state of the art esports lab for their school’s esports program along with thousands of dollars in scholarships.

“Battle Academy’s 2020 launch was an overwhelming success that has given students a new avenue to hone their skills in multiple competitive esports games while attracting interest and even financial assistance from colleges looking to bolster their nascent esports programs and rosters,” says LG Business Solutions USA gaming monitor expert Aaron Addison. “As a leading sponsor for the tournament, LG Business Solutions USA provides professional broadcasters to cover the live, online competitions on Twitch, solidifying the series as a force to be reckoned with amid a rapid rise in viewership and general interest.”

“Our partners are showing the care that the scholastic esports space needs,” says UGC Founder and CEO Matt Jackson. “We are putting more eyes on high school and collegiate esports competitions while encouraging schools to consider peripheral benefits such as boosting physical and mental health and the new career pathways emerging within the growing esports market. Thanks to our amazing lineup of partners we are offering a no-cost-of-entry model that develops an all-inclusive opportunity for students of all backgrounds and provides them scholarships and amazing esports gear.”

“We have an amazing crew of partners collaborating on Battle Academy, ensuring its continued success,” added SHI Senior Mobility Team Manager, Amy Troxell.  “From Day 1, we’ve made it a priority to support schools at every level of esports program adoption while giving students more opportunities to compete. Colleges and universities are recruiting students based on their performance in Battle Academy and this motivates us more to keep it going”. “SHI is dedicated to supporting students and educators across the nation around esports, computer science, career and technical education and STEM as a whole, ” said Dr. Katrina Adkins, current educator and SHI Senior Program Director for Education.  “Our education team recognizes the overwhelming interest in gaming and continuously broadens our reach by way of esports in schools. Esports is not just about gaming, rather it supports students by fostering equity through job opportunities and exposure to a rapidly growing market.”

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About Ultimate Gaming Championship: Ultimate Gaming Championship (UGC) is one of the esports industry’s fastest growing brands. Over the past ten years UGC has evolved into a full-service esports studio with expertise in producing live and online tournaments. Bringing together all essential elements of esports competition under one brand, UGC develops proprietary tools and turnkey technologies, designs and manufactures custom merchandise, and delivers leading edge content production and streaming services. A trusted partner among brands and the esports community alike, UGC has organized live and online events for Microsoft, DreamHack, Activision Blizzard, LG Business Solutions USA, Red Bull and the U.S. Army. Visit to learn more.


About SHI Int’l Corp: Founded in 1989, SHI International Corp. is an $11 billion global provider of technology products and services. Driven by the industry’s most experienced and stable sales force and backed by software volume licensing experts, hardware procurement specialists, and certified IT services professionals, SHI delivers custom IT solutions to Corporate, Enterprise, Public Sector, and Academic customers. With over 5,000 employees worldwide, SHI is the largest Minority and Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) in the U.S. and is ranked 10th among CRN’s Solution Provider 500 list of North American IT solution providers. For more information, visit SHI Blog:


About LG Business Solutions USA: The LG Electronics USA Business Solutions division serves commercial display customers in the U.S. lodging and hospitality, digital signage, systems integration, healthcare, education, government, and industrial markets. Based in Lincolnshire, Ill., with its dedicated engineering and customer support team, LG Electronics USA Business Solutions delivers business-to-business technology solutions tailored to the particular needs of business environments. LG Electronics USA Inc., based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics Inc., a $53 billion global force in consumer electronics, mobile communications, home appliances and air solutions. LG is a 2020 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year-Sustained Excellence. For more information, please visit

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