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Barton College will participate in the Carolina Games Summit at the Raleigh Convention Center and Sheraton Raleigh Hotel scheduled for Friday, August 6, through Sunday, August 8. Barton College plans to award more than 200 scholarships totaling over $400,000.

"We are excited to again partner with Barton College to provide a clear path for prospective esports athletes who also want to gain a nationally recognized college education," says Michael Everett, Creative Director for Carolina Games Summit. "This year Carolina Games Summit will feature 33 tournaments across 26 games with all 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place competitors eligible to receive a $2,000 esports scholarship to Barton College."

Barton College competes in a variety of games in the National Association of Collegiate Esports, American Video Game League, Collegiate Starleague, and TESPA. The list includes League of Legends, Rocket League, CS: GO, Call of Duty, Rainbow Six, Apex Legends, Super Smash Bros, Paladins, Smite, Fortnite, Valorant, Overwatch, Hearthstone, Madden, FIFA, and NBA 2K. For more information on this exciting program, visit

"We're excited to partner with the Carolina Games Summit again this year and hope these scholarships provide a pathway for aspiring gamers to pursue their passion for gaming while earning a nationally recognized degree," said Dr. Paul Christianson, Head Esports Coach at Barton College.

Prospective students also will be able to visit Barton College representatives and current esports team members at their exhibition booth to get their scholarship or program questions answered quickly.

Tickets are available to the public and may be purchased online or at the door. Visit the official website,, for a full listing of all the speakers, exhibitors, and additional details. Contact the event organizers at for more information on attending, exhibiting, or speaking at the Carolina Games Summit.

About Barton College

Founded in 1902, Barton College is a four-year, private, liberal arts college located in Wilson, N.C. The Barton Experience focuses on academic excellence within a wide range of professional and liberal arts programs leading to baccalaureate and graduate degrees, including master’s degrees in Nursing, Kinesiology, Criminology and Criminal Justice Sciences, School Administration, and an MBA in Strategic Leadership. Barton celebrates innovation and bold thinking among faculty and staff as the College nurtures bold leadership development among students. Barton offers purposeful internships, practicums, and research/presentation in academic disciplines; engaging co-curricular cohorts; meaningful international travel and study; opportunities to give back through community service; an impressive array of cultural events; and diverse athletic competition among 24 collegiate teams. Additional information regarding Barton Esports can be found on the official website:

About XP League

XP League is the first-to-market youth esports league franchise that bridges the gap between conventional youth athletics and competitive esports. Founded by a team of serial entrepreneurs with backgrounds in the franchising, entertainment, and construction industries, XP League provides an innovative program that fosters social skills and sportsmanship through a positive, certified coach-led structure. Launched in September 2020, XP League has quickly grown to 37 territories in 17 states across the U.S. and Canada. With its low capital expenditure and easy-to-scale "League in a Box" business model, XP League’s simplistic operations allow franchisees to open additional territories and establish a market presence much quicker than other industries. Please visit to learn more.

About Carolina Games Summit

Carolina Games Summit® hosts events throughout the year to give amateur esports enthusiasts access to high-quality tournaments as well as industry advice and contacts. Our goal is to provide a clear path for all individuals seeking a career in esports or games development through scholarships, educational opportunities, and professionally run tournaments. Additional information can be found on the official website:

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