Danbury, Connecticut: The Eastern College Athletic Conference and the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference are pleased to announce CORSAIR as an official corporate sponsor of the 2018 ECAC Esports Expo and Invitational. CORSAIR is a world leader in PC gaming peripherals and enthusiast components, as well as a brand that has become synonymous with high-quality eSports entertainment. Players at the 2018 ECAC Esports Invitational will be equipped with professional quality CORSAIR gear including headsets, mice and keyboards, giving them an even more authentic view of what the future of collegiate esports holds.

“I love CORSAIR products and I personally use them,” said Robert Snow, Head Coach for SUNY Canton Esports. “My players currently are using stock mice and keyboards and are really excited to see how using CORSAIR products can help improve their play.”

“It’s great to see CORSAIR come on board as a sponsor,” said MAAC Commissioner Rich Ensor host for the 2018 ECAC eSports Expo. “Having traditional eSports sponsors recognize and come aboard early in the developing collegiate esports landscape shows how important college esports has already become.”

For more information on CORSAIR and to see all their products check them out at www.cosair.com or on Facebook and Twitter @CORSAIR.

Don’t forget all the 2018 ECAC eSports Expo events will be streamed live at www.ecacnetwork.com
For further information, including an invitation to the event, please contact Meghan Crystal at mcrystal@ecac.org or Kiernan Ensor at kiernan.ensor@maac.org.

Full Schedule of Events
3:00 pm Panel Discussion 1: Why Esports?
Moderated by Jim Bates, President/CEO Tee Vee Media
Panelists: Kiernan Ensor, MAAC Esports Consultant, Duane Bailey, Esports Consultant, Randy Sieminksi, Athletic Director, SUNY Canton; Bernie O’Neill, President/CEO, Media R3alm

3:45 pm. Panel Discussion 2: How to establish an Esports program?
Moderated by: Dan Coonan, President/CEO ECAC
Panelists: Randy Sieminksi, Athletic Director, SUNY Canton; Bill Maher, Athletic Director, Canisius College; Kerry Klug, Campus Recreation Coordinator, Drew University; Kiernan Ensor, MAAC Esports Consultant

4:30 pm Panel Discussion 3: The Future of College Esports.
Moderated by: Kiernan Ensor, MAAC Esports Consultant
Panelists: Dan Coonan, President/CEO ECAC; Duane Bailey, Esports Consultant; Bernie O’Neill, President/CEO, Media R3alm

5:15 pm Intermission with light refreshments

6:00 pm Match 1: Canisius College vs Siena College

7:15 pm Match 2: SUNY Canton vs Marist College

8:30 pm Match 3 Consolation Match

9:45 pm Match 4: Championship Match

About the ECAC:
Established in 1938, the ECAC is the nation’s largest Conference, ranging in location from Maine to Georgia, and westerly to Missouri. The ECAC hosts numerous championships in men’s and women’s sports across Divisions I, II and III, offering opportunities for thousands of student-athletes. For more information, visit ecacsports.com.

CORSAIR is a world leader in providing high-performance PC peripherals and components to gamers, enthusiasts and e-sports athletes.

Founded in 1994, CORSAIR has won thousands of awards for its products including mechanical keyboards, precision gaming mice, wireless headsets, high-performance components that gamers use to build gaming PCs, and the CORSAIR ONE fully-integrated gaming PC.

About the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference:
With 11 institutions strongly bound by the sound principles of quality and integrity in academics and excellence in athletics, the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) is in its 37th year of competition during the 2017-18 academic year. Current Conference members include: Canisius College, Fairfield University, Iona College, Manhattan College, Marist College, Monmouth University, Niagara University, Quinnipiac University, Rider University, Saint Peter’s University, and Siena College.