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Esports Information


"Esports in school is catching on as the popularity of esports continues to grow. And while research shows that participation in school activities improves students’ performance and overall well-being, parents and educators have resisted the idea of organized esports in schools. But based on current trends, that may be set to change for the better."

Davis, C. (2020, June 05). Why Esports in Schools Is a Good Thing. Retrieved from

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Top Ten Benefits of Esports

  • Health
  • Hand-eye coordination
  • Critical thinking
  • Problem Solving
  • Increased memory capacity
  • Scholarships
  • High school esports
  • Money for schools
  • Pathway for industry jobs
  • Job skills

High School Scholastic Programs and Collegiate Scholarships

Over 200 colleges today feature esports scholarship programs. These programs operate similarly to traditional programs college's athletic programs or through club sports. There are multiple organizations that facilitate high school esports and those include the High School Esports League (HSEL), National Federation of State High School Associations and the North America Scholastic Esports Federation. 

How Esports Support STEM Learning

• Teamwork for problem-solving

• Scientific methodology

• Using data and evidence

• Technological proficiency

• Educational equity

• Educational inclusion

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