EDWARDSVILLE, IL (January 29, 2021) Ultimate Gaming Championship (UGC), through its scholastic esports arm UGC EDU, has partnered with Garden State Esports (GSE) of New Jersey to launch scholastic leagues that will serve more than 3000 high school student athletes across the state. Garden State Esports will utilize UGC’s industry leading technology to create an online esports platform of its own, allowing GSE affiliated clubs to compete seamlessly in Overwatch, Rocket League, and League of Legends, starting spring of 2021.



“We are very proud to partner with Garden State Esports this spring. GSE and UGC share the same goals when it comes to providing students with great experiences through esports while simultaneously building self esteem for future success. We’ve seen scholastic esports programs grow rapidly in the past few years, and are glad to partner with organizations like GSE that help facilitate that growth.”, says UGC CEO and founder Matt Jackson, “We support our state-wide partners with technology resources while allowing them to maintain control of their organization’s ecosystem. We understand that educators are investing a lot in structuring esports programs as an educational tool for future career pathways while finding the same personal development value to that of traditional sports.”



UGC currently offers its technology services to educational organizations and institutions free of charge. Contact Matt Jackson at for more information.






About Ultimate Gaming Championship: Ultimate Gaming Championship (UGC) is one of the esports industry’s fastest growing brands. Over the past ten years UGC has evolved into a full-service esports studio with expertise in producing live and online tournaments. Bringing together all essential elements of esports competition under one brand, UGC develops proprietary tools and turnkey technologies, designs and manufactures custom merchandise, and delivers leading edge content production and streaming services. A trusted partner among brands and the esports community alike, UGC has organized live and online events for Microsoft, DreamHack, Activision Blizzard, LG Business Solutions USA, Red Bull and the U.S. Army. Visit to learn more.



About Garden State Esports: Garden State Esports is a nonprofit founded by teachers for students with a mission to create high-quality, student-centered experiences through scholastic esports by providing the learning, competition, and community needed for ALL students to use esports as a platform to grow. With its core values of Learning, Opportunity, Community, Diversity, and Respect as its guide; Garden State Esports creates fun and rewarding competitive experiences for students that make connections between gaming, social and emotional learning, health and wellness, and digital citizenship. Visit to learn more.