The lessons use esports to teach a variety of career skills. The project, which involves schools in Miami-Dade County Public Schools, is being done in partnership with affiliate Florida Scholastic Esports League (FLSEL), a nonprofit that uses experiential learning to support teenagers and young adults in the state. The curriculum has been credentialed by the state.
The National Association of Collegiate Esports has parterned with Skillshot Media, an esports infrastructure provider and agency, to scale up esports competition among its 200-plus member universities.
Students attending schools that belong to the High School Esports League (HSEL) will be eligible for "For the Gamers" scholarships being granted by eFuse. So far, slightly more than $200,000 have been donated, almost all of that by eFuse, which operates a social network for esports and video games.
A female gamer with 94 million total views on Twitch.tv and almost 5 million subscribers on YouTube has pledged $50,000 to University of California, Irvine for student scholarships in its esports program.
ESL Collegiate has signed a three-year agreement with the BIG EAST Conference and has expanded its partnership with the West Coast Conference for the spring 2020 season, where participating teams will compete in League of Legends.
Purdue University Northwest, in Westville, IN, has announced it will be introducing co-educational esports in the fall, making it the first school in the state to offer competitive gaming at the varsity level.
The number of opportunities in esports has nearly doubled year over year.
The foundation arm of the Entertainment Software Association recently announced a new esports scholarship specifically for women and minority students.
PlayVS and Epic Games have teamed up to launch a Fortnite esports league for college and high school players.
Six school systems have announced the introduction of esports teams in the last month.
PlayVS and Epic Games are launching a Fortnite league for high school and college. In response, at least one state has nixed the playing of varsity Fortnite in high schools because the game's weaponry includes guns.
Acer has introduced new additions to its Chromebook, Windows and esports lines.