Boise State Esports is no stranger to broadcasting its matches online with an extensive library of hundreds of broadcasts on its Twitch and YouTube. However, Boise State also provides its broadcasting services to a number of third-party organizations for their Esports programs. These programs serve both collegiate, high school and local esports audiences.
Boise State recently partnered with NACE Starleague to broadcast the entire Spring 2023 Hearthstone season. Over the next few months, Boise State will broadcast three qualifier events and one grand final as part of the Hearthstone Collegiate Challenge. Boise State not only provides on-camera talent and an arena to broadcast from, but created all of the graphical overlays and assets used during the broadcast as well.
The university is also continuing its longstanding partnership with the USO to bring esports competition to America’s military service members and their families. Boise State broadcasts the USO’s DODEA Rocket League Season, which involves high schools located on U.S. military bases in Guam, Japan and South Korea. Students experience competitive rocket league and connect with a larger community during their time overseas.
One of Boise State Esport’s longest partnerships is with Esports Tower, an organization that provides competitive esports events and coaching to high school students. Additionally, Boise State partnered with the Missouri High School Esports Association to broadcast high school matches out of Missouri.
The partnerships don’t just extend to purely academic organizations. Local businesses Kount, Black Box VR and Idaho Central Credit Union and libraries like Bown Crossing Library partner with the university for many events and tournaments throughout the year.
-by Jacob Palmer