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Full Sail University to Host XP League North American Finals June 25-26, 2022 | News

Full Sail University and the XP League collaborate to shape the next generation of esports professionals

WINTER PARK, Florida, April 12, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Full Sail University is pleased to announce that the 2021-2022 North American XP League Finals will be held on the university campus, with activations hosted at two venues, including The Full Sail University Orlando Health Fortress and Full Sail Live on June 25-26, 2022.

XP League is an esports league inspired by classic youth sports organizations, making it easy for parents and kids to understand the esports landscape. In partnership with Full Sail University, the North American XP League Finals will feature 48 of the most successful teams from across the United States and Canada. The North American XP League final remains the first of its kind for kids ages 8-15.

Hosted on the campus of Full Sail University, the facilities – The Full Sail University Orlando Health Fortress and Full Sail Live – are designed to host large-scale, high-caliber events.

Full Sail University’s Orlando Health Fortress is the university’s collegiate esports arena on campus, with seating and structures that can be set up to support many types of events. The arena has a seating capacity of 500, a concert-grade sound system. and its LED wall can support dynamic presentations and graphics.

The newly renovated Full Sail Live facility is an acoustically engineered multi-purpose facility that serves as a live performance venue known for hosting concerts, conferences, film and television productions, and more.

“The opportunity to host the North American XP League Finals at Full Sail University is an absolute win for our players,” said Jay Melamed, CEO of XP League. “The experience created for our families will be unparalleled. No other sport allows children to play like a pro. The production of this event is truly at a professional level, and our children are the stars. XP League’s relationship with Full Sail University continues to pay dividends by providing access to incredible candidates and learning opportunities, this event is the icing on the cake.”

In addition to providing a space to host the North American XP League Finals, Full Sail University also served as a talent pool for the youth esports league. In previous years, XP League has hired Full Sail graduates to support the North American Finals event. Full Sail University alumni have found current employment opportunities with the organization, including:

  • Daniel Hernández – League Commissioner – Game Art Bachelor graduate (2019) and Entertainment Business Master graduate (2021)
  • Chris Aviles – League Support Specialist – Bachelor of Entertainment Business Graduate (2020)

“We are honored to support the North American XP League Finals through our on-campus facilities and incredible talent pipeline,” said Sari Kitelyn, Director of Esports and Project Development at Full University. Sail. “XP League’s mission to support the continued elevation of the esports industry by helping to shape the next generation of esports leaders is admirable.”

To learn more about XP League, please use this link, and to learn more about Full Sail esports team, Full Sail Armada, click here.

About XP League

XP League is the first youth esports league franchise on the market that bridges the gap between conventional youth athletics and competitive esports. XP League offers an innovative program that promotes social skills and sportsmanship through a structure led by positive and certified coaches. Launched in September 2020XP League quickly reached 36 territories across the United States and Canada from August 2021. Please visit to learn more.

About Full Sail University

Full Sail University is an award-winning educational leader for those pursuing careers in entertainment media and emerging technologies. Founded in 1979, Full Sail has received accolades throughout its more than 40-year history, including recently appearing on Variety Magazine’s 2021 list of “The World’s Top 50 Film Schools and Instructors,” named in 2022 “Best Undergraduate Schools to Study Game Design” by The Princeton Review, and previously recognized as “School/College of the Year” by the Florida Association of Post-Secondary Schools and Colleges. Full Sail University is a graduate and undergraduate degree-granting institution offering on-campus and online degree programs in fields related to art and design, business, film, and television, games, media and communications, music and recording, sports and technology. With more than 84,982 graduates worldwide, Full Sail alumni have worked on countless award-winning projects with individual recognition, including OSCAR®, Emmy®, GRAMMY®, ADDY®, MTV Video Music Award, and Video Game Award.

Media Contact

Jakeyla HawksFull Sail University, 407-455-0060, [email protected]

Casey TanousFull Sail University, 407-310-2497, [email protected]

SOURCE Full Sail University

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