Lakeland expands partnership with Bucks Gaming
Apr. 11, 2022
Lakeland University has expanded its role as an Official Partner of the Milwaukee Bucks NBA 2K team, Bucks Gaming, creating new opportunities for members of LU’s esports program and high school students.
The partnership drives awareness and supports recruitment to Lakeland’s esports program, which is coached by Green Bay Packers Hall of Famer Ahman Green.
Together, Bucks Gaming and Lakeland will host a variety of events for high school esports teams and student-athletes, such as:
Esports Tryouts & Recruitment Events
- Lakeland’s esports coaches and Bucks Gaming staff/players will co-host two events where students have the chance to showcase their skills in front of Bucks Gaming staff/players and Green. Attendees will learn how they can pursue a professional gaming career, a role within the esports industry and play at the collegiate level.
Esports Preview Day at Lakeland University
- Preview Days provide prospective students well-rounded exposure to life at Lakeland. Students will tour the LU campus and esports facility, meet professors and esports coaching staff and talk to student admission counselors about future plans. Bucks Gaming players and staff will be onsite for a panel discussion. Attendees will have the opportunity to play friendly show matches to show off their gaming skills.
Virtual Esports Seminars
- This fall, Bucks Gaming staff and players and Lakeland will host two virtual seminars where they will discuss the verticals within esports that make teams and individuals successful.
Additionally, Lakeland University esports players will have the chance to learn from and compete against Bucks Gaming players via live scrimmages.
To sign up for any of the upcoming events, please visit Lakeland.edu/esports