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Why eSports?

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Why Esports? It's for Everybody.

Student Participation

Esports are co-ed, inclusive to anybody who can use a computer and engage students who might not otherwise participate in extracurricular activities.

Rebecka Grunberg

Student / Player
Weston High School

“Esports has given me a chance to come out of my shell and make friends through one of my favorite pastimes. It has brought me confidence in my abilities that I hope with continue to grow.”


Community

Video games are a passion for millions of students around the world.

Engaging with their passion through esports is a fantastic way to reach students in a space they want to be, while rewarding positive behaviors and skill development. It encourages them to form social bonds and find community while pursuing something they care about.

Coach Beth McKinney

Coach
 Harmony Grove Hornets
Harmony Grove High School

”I get questioned a lot about the "challenge" of coaching something that's predominantly male players and male coaches. My answer is simple: I teach in a way where all my students have the ability to succeed. I coach to help all my players succeed in not only their games, but in teamwork and social skills.“

STEM Engagement

STEM-related skills are crucial to any esports athlete: deep engagement with computer technology, statistical analysis for scouting, and strategizing pre-match and mid-match.

Foster Skills Not on Any Standardized Test

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Conceptual Thinking

Winning demands not only superior execution but superior strategizing. Defeating an opponent requires quick, conceptual thinking and creative problem solving. PlayVS helps students sharpen these skills in a fun, supervised environment.
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Teamwork

Every game PlayVS offers is team-based. Success demands strong, clear communication skills — something highly sought after by every employer.
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Sportsmanship

Competition means sometimes you lose. Learning to deal with failure, particularly when emotions may be running high teaches students one of life’s most valuable lessons — how to get back up.
 
Girl with glasses playing a game

Conceptual Thinking

Winning demands not only superior execution but superior strategizing. Defeating an opponent requires quick, conceptual thinking and creative problem solving. PlayVS helps students sharpen these skills in a fun, supervised environment.
Group of players huddling up

Teamwork

Every game PlayVS offers is team-based. Success demands strong, clear communication skills — something highly sought after by every employer.
Gamer smiling at his teammate

Sportsmanship

Competition means sometimes you lose. Learning to deal with failure, particularly when emotions may be running high teaches students one of life’s most valuable lessons — how to get back up.

Scholarships

Currently, hundreds of colleges and universities offer tens of millions of dollars in esports scholarship money. That number grows substantially every year as more and more schools spin up esports programs.


Career Paths

The gaming industry grows exponentially every year. For students, that means the number of potential career paths does as well. Want proof? Take a look the top 5 disciplines at Riot Games.

Start your journey through the world of esports

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