Youth Esports Franchise XP League Partners with Pro Team DarkZero


XP League, the first and largest esports franchise in North America, has announced its first official pro-team partner, DarkZero Esports.

Through this powerful partnership, DarkZero will lend its name and recognition to XP League and add a jolt of excitement for athletes by establishing a positive connection with a global audience.

DarkZero is a full-scale esports organization that combines state-of-the-art training and development with the goal of achieving shared success. The organization emphasizes a holistic approach to training and development and they fuse pro sports innovation and gaming expertise to build dominant teams for today’s games. Its teams have competed in Apex Legends, Rainbow Six, and Valorant and have made a name for themselves as a winning organization. They are the 2022 Apex Legends Global Series Champions and the 2022 Rainbow Six Siege Major Champions.

“We are thrilled to align our brand with the incredible DarkZero organization. Pro team partnerships like this are important as they help to validate the importance of youth esports and mentorship within the industry,” said Jay Melamed, XP League CEO and Brand President.

Along with the official partnership, DarkZero is also the first pro-organization to work with XP League on the brand’s Tilt Cancer programming with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Through the program, XP League is matching immunocompromised players with an XP League team where they can participate in a coach-led youth esports team. DarkZero is sponsoring 10 LLS Heroes so they can join teams and be part of something fun, rewarding, and social.

XP League, a fast-growing emerging youth esports franchise brand, has designed a custom coaching program that interweaves skill-building and tools to coach younger esports players. XP League’s continual investment in hiring and training the best coaches in the business makes it the top choice for families and entrepreneurs when it comes to youth esports.

Launched in 2020, XP League offers a nine-week seasonal program including one practice and one match a week. Each team is led by a coach who focuses on teaching resiliency, teamwork, and sportsmanship in addition to gaming skills. By integrating these values into the core format of its programming, kids see the positive reward as an exciting part of the overall experience.

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