Back in 2011 I was publishing posts under categories for teams, websites, and videos. They were known as Top Team Tuesday, Website Wednesday, and Feature Friday. Now that I’ve relaunched the blog and revamped its mission, I decided to do away with the corny titles, and simply publish “features“. These articles focus on single topics like a player, team, website, or podcast, and [hopefully] deliver relevant information about them. I plan on publishing these articles because I also want to share them in the eSports database.
For this first feature I want to cover a non-profit organization located in the Midwest. I discovered them last weekÂ via RedditÂ and decided they’d be perfect for the first feature of 2012. Here is a snippet from their about page:
“We are a volunteer-run, non-profit corporation based in Lincoln, Nebraska organized and operated by representatives of participating gaming communities throughout the Midwest who have joined together in HeSA to promote collaboration towards a single goal: promoting the growth of amateur and professional competitive gaming in the Midwest.” Source
Heartland eSportsÂ incorporated on August 4, 2011 inÂ Lincoln, Nebraska as the Nebraska eSports Association (NeSPA). Their website, NebraskaEsports.orgÂ became a hub for promoting and hosting local tournaments, and educating people about competitive gaming. On May 21, 2012, it was announced that NeSPA would become part of the Heartland eSports Association, the newest vision to unite various gaming communities under a single banner. Soon other organizations like Kansas StarCraft, TP eSports,Â Razorback Gaming, Iowa Gamers Online, and theÂ UNL Electronic Gaming Club would join forces to better support one another and spread the word about their tournaments and events.
So for fellow eSports enthusiasts living in the Midwest or those that like to support grassroots efforts, be sure to check out Heartland eSports (HeSA) and all the great work they’re doing!
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