I’m always impressed when someone sees a need not being met, and creates a resource to help that market or audience. (Hmmm, kind of like KC Geeks!) While there are plenty of Kansas City gamers, the younger market, say high school, doesn’t have a lot of resources designed specifically for them, with their needs and interests in mind. Ahrash Karbasi saw that void, and decided to do something about it. Read on to find out why he founded the Competitive Gaming Legion.
What is the name of your group?
Competitive Gaming Legion (CGL)
What is your name and what is your role in the group?
Ahrash Karbasi – CEO
How would you describe your group?
“Bringing competitive gaming to the high school level.”
When was the group founded?
What made you want to found the group?
I play lots of games but I never saw any tournaments with other high school students entered so I wanted to create that community.
How big is the group?
We have a staff of about 5-7 people depending on who is available.
How often do you meet?
Whenever we can, on Skype, Teamspeak, or Discord
Where do you meet?
What do you do at meetings/events?
Plan our tournaments, pick and choose sponsorships to pitch, and work on our timeline as well as our budget.
What do you love about the group? What makes it unique?
There aren’t many high school leagues, I love the community, I love the people, and just love gaming.
Tell us about a particularly memorable moment in the group.
When we got our first sponsorship from a company.
What future plans lay ahead for the group?
More high school tournaments, expanding nationwide, as well as hosting bigger tournaments like DreamHack, MLG, and ESL tournaments.
Where can someone find more information about your group?
Anything else you’d like to share?
Sign up for a tournament with your buddies! It’s not only for high school students all the time, but there are some tournaments that have restrictions.