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EsportsGear pivots to help in the fight again Covid-19; new Unified Collegiate Esports Association makes early splash.
The multi-year deal between Eastern Michigan University and Gen. G will feature a High School Invitational and a Women in Gaming program this summer.
Highlights from the program for the inaugural Academic Esports Conference, which is focused exclusively on competitive video gaming and education.
Social distancing measures are only part of the new plans being discussed at colleges and universities for changes to esports arenas because of Covid-19. Some are much more drastic.
The OU Esports Club festival will bring together students and companies for unique avatar-driven interactions on an informal job-seeking platform.
The league, which moved its finals from the Luxor in Las Vegas, is also holding a charity event with TikTok on Saturday for students to offset education expenses.
This weekend's Tech 4 Covid online event, hosted in partnership with charity Cxmmunity, features a huge list of celebrities who will be streaming and offering educational guidance in hopes of raising $10 million.
Though sedentary behavior and screen time raise cause for concern, especially during the coronavirus pandemic, experts agree that setting too many boundaries for students can lead to negative outcomes.
The three-day Academic Esports Conference features nearly 60 sessions with academic and esports experts who will address needs at both K-12 and higher education and offer strategies, guidance and best practices.
Gamer Sensei and Team Genji founder William Collis, a professor and entrepreneur, offers up strategies and guidance for those who instruct in the classroom, with lessons learned from his book on the industry.
Through its membership, clinics and conferences, NAECAD, which oversees esports coaches and directors, provides a powerful collaborative environment to share ideas and foster growth.
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