An online public high school is planning for a free summer camp that delivers coding lessons in the morning for students and then runs esports lessons in the afternoon for those same students.
While the University of California Los Angeles had to close its new esports training facility (along with every other campus facility) in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, team members are playing on, from bedrooms and flat-panel displays around the country, according to a recent university article.
Eastern Michigan University has signed a multi-year contract with Gen.G to run competitions for both college and high school students and organize K-12 camps. The deal is intended to help the institution accelerate its esports activities, helping to drive fall 2020 enrollment and differentiate the school from others in the region.
State University of New York Cobleskill intends to added varsity-level esports to its athletics program in the fall.
Microsoft has compiled a hub of resources for helping teachers and families use Minecraft: Education Edition to teach students at home.
The Missouri High School Esports Association (MHSEA) has become an official statewide affiliate of NASEF, a nonprofit that runs competitions and training programs, helps set up afterschool clubs and develops esports curriculum. NASEF's activities and resources are available free.
Prize bundles include $500 individual scholarships and esports club grants, along with gift cards, a pizza party, tech gear and recognition on the NASEF website and social media.
XPRIZE — the organization known for designing and managing major prize competitions to spur major technological advances — is launching XPRIZE Connect, a new program to get young people to pursue careers in STEM (and eventually become XPRIZE competitors themselves).
A fully virtual esports tournament at the State University of New York is in its last week. Awards from the $20,000 pool will go to the student emergency funds for winning teams’ respective schools.
Scholastic esports is gaining momentum in the Lone Star State. The Texas Scholastic Esports Federation (TexSEF) is becoming an affiliate of the North America Scholastic Esports Federation (NASEF).
A Missouri community college will shortly be running its first open esports tournament. That will take place online between May 1 and 3, 2020 and be hosted by Crowder College, a two-year college serving nine counties in the state. The event will feature one-on-one competitions with Super Smash Brothers Ultimate on Nintendo Switch. The semi-finals and finals will be live-streamed on May 3.
A Missouri college will shortly be running its first open esports tournament. That will take place online between May 1 and 3, 2020 and be hosted by Crowder College, a two-year community college serving nine counties in the state. The event will feature one-on-one competitions with Super Smash Brothers Ultimate on Nintendo Switch. The semi-finals and finals will be live-streamed on May 3.