The Independent Gaming League was created by the IGL Foundation to provide a place for all gamers to have a place to compete in both online and live tournaments . IGL Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to bring people together to learn, compete, and play by providing opportunities for students in the areas of technology, gaming, and the digital arts that are both enriching and entertaining. We do this by producing events of various sizes and scopes that combine industry professionals and local gaming communities to participate in panels, keynotes, and competitive esport tournaments. Through these events and tournament we raise funding for all our Youth educational programs. The IGL Foundation leverages the popularity of the $92B-a-year video game industry to get kids excited about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) as well as digital arts. We raise money by running events and tournaments to provide affordable STEM/Digital Arts education programs for students year-round.

By producing programs, seminars, conventions, and workshops that are both fun and educational, our goal is to better prepare students and their communities to be apart of today’s technology-driven workforce economy.