Esports

  • NASEF Runs Online Esports Activities for Gamers, Coaches and School Supporters

    To help students and educators keep their gaming edge sharpened during coronavirus, the North America Scholastic Esports Federation has launched "Community Club." Each day during the week, the nonprofit is running online, interactive sessions on topics of interest to young gamers and the adults who coach them.

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    Texas Colleges Ramp Up Commitment to Esports

    Two Texas colleges are ramping up esports. When Kilgore College reconvenes in the fall, students will have use of a new esports training room, which opened just prior to the college closing down the physical campus in response to coronavirus. And Navarro College announced that it would be launching a competitive esports league in fall 2020.

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    SUNY Canton Forms All-Women Overwatch Team

    The State University of New York Canton has launched an all-female Overwatch esports team.

  • Seniors Can Participate in Minecraft Graduation Ceremony

    Some students are using Minecraft during their "self-quarantines" to recreate their campuses. And at least one group is planning a national graduation ceremony to take place in their virtual world.

  • Seniors Invited to Participate in Minecraft Graduation Ceremony

    Some students are hitting Minecraft during their "self-quarantines" to recreate their campuses. And at least one group is planning a national graduation ceremony to take place in their virtual world.

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    Equipping Collegiate Esports Spaces

    Whether using existing systems or outfitting new purpose-built venues, schools see esports as a way to attract students and augment education.

  • Kahoot! Offering Free Access to Premium Plan

    Kahoot! has begun offering free access to the "premium" version of its game-based learning software. This move comes in response to the number of schools and colleges that are shifting to online education to minimize face-to-face contact during the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Kahoot Offers Free Access to Premium Version of Gaming Software

    Education technology company Kahoot! has begun offering free access to the "premium" version of the program, which allows students to learn through gaming. This move comes in response to the number of schools and colleges that are shifting to online education to minimize face-to-face contact during the coronavirus pandemic.

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    UC Irvine Shares Esports Help with New Wiki

    The University of California, Irvine has opened a public wiki where colleges and universities can find information about how to run an esports program based on UCI's own experiences.

  • High Schools Add Esports Teams and Compete Regionally

    "Gaming competitively is similar to a lot of other sports and competitions in the sense that it takes a considerable amount of time, practice and skill to do well."

  • MSI Equips UCLA with Esports Hardware

    The University of California, Los Angeles has signed a two-year deal with gaming hardware company MSI to outfit UCLA Esports with computers and monitors for all training an tournaments.

  • Florida Districts Testing NASEF Esports High School Curriculum

    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.