Charlotte-based Stay Plugged In (the premier recruiting platform for esports scholarships) and Coca-Cola Consolidated, the nation's largest Coca-Cola bottler, have teamed up to highlight the important role gaming plays in advancing student opportunities. We'll showcase the top high school VALORANT and Rocket League players with 40 Juniors and Seniors from across the country named as 2023 Stay Plugged In Coca-Cola All-Stars.
All-Stars will be chosen by a Selection Committee consisting of leading industry figures and representatives of Coca-Cola Consolidated. The Committee is looking for the next college player - selection will focus on technical skills, contributions to the community and team orientation. All-Star Weekend takes place in December - where the All-Stars meet college recruiters and show their skills in a challenge and tournament - with $20,000 in prizing available with a format that sees that every player receive a minimum of $250.
Coca-Cola Consolidated is the largest Coca-Cola bottler in the United States. For 120 years, we have been making, selling, and distributing beverages of The Coca-Cola Company and other partner companies in more than 300 brands and flavors across 14 states and the District of Columbia to approximately 60 million consumers.
How to get Nominated
The nomination process consists of several steps, as our judges need plenty of information to accurately award points to each player. If you are a player nominating yourself, follow the steps below. If you are nominating someone else, toggle the button below.
Start the nomination process by completing the nomination form, being sure to provide all required information so that your nomination can be fully and fairly judged. Selection is based on Gameplay, Sportsmanship and Intangibles like coachability and community engagement.
Once you’ve completed the nomination process, the nominee will receive a custom URL via email. Share this link with teammates, coaches, friends and family members and on your social media profile to boost visibility of your nomination.
All-Star Selection Announcement
The Selection Committee will meet in November to review nominees. Members of the 2023 Stay Plugged In Coca-Cola All-Star Team will be notified in early December with the receipt of their bespoke Care Package. Remember the following dates: Nominations Cut-off Date: 11.1.23 | All-star Selection Announcement: 11.30.23 | All-star Selection Weekend: 12.15 - 12.17.23
November 1st, 2023
How it Works
Each player’s nomination and supporting nominations (votes) will be assigned a point value based upon the following four categories: Gameplay, Sportsmanship, Intangibles & Additional Votes. For full details, click here.
Individual skill based on submitted clips, reels and highlights.
Last season’s peak online rank achieved.
Placement in SPIN events & competitions.
Strength of responses within our questionnaire.
Letters of recommendation from peers, coaches, or parents.
Industry recognition of having strong character.
“Video of Self”, describing your involvement in esports.
Participation in extracurricular activities.
Academics based on unweighted GPA.
Additional nominations from peers, coaches, or parents.
Bonus points for participation in SPIN LAN events and online showcases.
All nominations reviewed and voted on by our Selection Committee.
The competitions will consist of a Skills Competition, where players are able to showcase their individual gameplay, mechanics, and any other in-game attribute.
Second, players will be placed into teams and will compete in a traditional, tournament-style competition with prizes and incentives for the winning teams.