Global esports brand Gen.G has officially teamed up with the University of Kentucky to launch CatCon, which aims to be a regional esports conference for college-level tournaments and networking, a big boon for the esports colleges sector.
The conference will also see the return of the university’s tournaments for VALORANT, Halo Infinite and others with participants qualifying online prior to attending the event in person for their chance to win cash prizes.
Kishonna Gray, a Communication and Gender Studies researcher at UK is a keynote speaker.
“Gen.G could not be more excited to work with our longtime partner to support the growing esports hub at the University of Kentucky” Martin Kim, Chief Revenue Officer at Gen.G said in a statement.
“CatCon will give both students and administrators the tools they need to thrive in this burgeoning esports region and take the esports and gaming culture in the collegiate esports to the next level.”