What is ACEL?
The American Collegiate Esports League (ACEL) is a student-formed, non-profit organization comprised of colleges and universities located throughout the United States. ACEL has seized opportunities to network with organizations and companies in the gaming industry. These relationships act symbiotically as we help them with tournaments and competitions and they help us with our outreach. In ACEL, we have observed how college esports are organized and after much thought and research have crafted a new way to host esports leagues. Instead of playing a random college somewhere in the nation, we took inspiration from how traditional sports are run and adopted a conference system. Through a conference based system, rivalries are made and maintained and narratives are able to be built. ACEL now provides colleges with the opportunity to compete against schools near their geographical location through the use of conferences. With a regular season played online and conference grand final events, it provides esports a true home in the college scene.