Collegiate Esports

THE BIG OPPORTUNITY: Why Esports for Your Institution?

Esports is a great platform for student recruitment, engagement, involvement, community, and retention.

  • If you look at the percentage of high school students who are gamers, and those who simply watch esports, you realize it’s a central part of their lives now. Pew Research found in 2018 that 90% of teens (ages 13-17) play video games. Among boys of that age, the percentage is 97%

  • From a social standpoint, esports is more inclusive than other sports, with men and women able to play on the same teams and participants coming from various social groups and demographics.

  • Another consideration is that students who are interested in esports have a higher tendency to be academic achievers and are interested in higher paying STEM and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) fields.

YOUR OPPORTUNITY: The Current Collegiate Esports Spectrum

  • Most college campuses now have esports clubs and many have competitive teams. It is estimated that around 240 colleges are now offering approximately $15 million in scholarships.

  • About 600 colleges and universities and 14,500 students will participate via competitive teams in the NACE Starleague in Fall 2021

  • Esports curriculum and career pathways are growing rapidly. Several colleges are now offering academic esports programs (degrees, minors, certificates, etc.). This movement is similar to the rise of sports management degrees over the past several decades.



Esports is a great platform for professional development and career preparation

  • Esports is a growing industry and career path. In 2020, the global esports market was valued at just over 950 million U.S. dollars. According to estimates, global esports revenues will reach almost 1.6 billion U.S. dollars in 2023.

  • According to Hitmarker, the number of esports jobs grew 118% from 2018 to 2019.

  • Non-endemic companies are beginning to pursue potential employees that have esports related skills in order to capitalize on changing market demands.

  • Career opportunities exist in professional, as well as scholastic esports, both domestically and globally.

Your Potential Campus Participants



Student Life

Recreational Sports & Intramurals



Our Services

Esports Varsity/Competitive Team Development and Programming

Esports Club Development and Programming

Esports Intramurals Development and Programming

Alumni Esports Development and Programming

Esports Facility Development, Programming & Management

Esports Revenue Generation

Collegiate Esports Curriculum For All Your Needs:

Full Semester Esports Curriculum

(including: electives, minors, majors and graduate courses)

One Year Dual Credit Coursework

Micro Credentials & Certificate Programs

Esports Experiential Learning Projects

Esports Summer Camp Programming

Professional Development for Scholastic Esports Administrators/Directors

Professional Development for Scholastic Esports Coaches

Our Process

How We Help

Streamline the Process – We help eliminate the most common roadblocks enabling quicker development and implementation

Cater Esports to Your Campus – Begin with your institution's mission, goals, and program purpose, and cater our efforts to your specific needs

Delivery – We bring immediate and ongoing results to continually move your program forward.

Why Esports? Here are some other benefits to share

Students Gain Skills for Career and Life

Social Skills




Critical Thinking



Making Connections

Goal Setting


Problem Solving


Managing Success & Failure

Strategic Thinking

Other Student Benefits Include:

- Improved Engagement and Retention

- Better Choices & Healthier Behaviors

Next Steps

We can meet with you virtually to understand the current state of the esports initiatives and any existing esports programs on campus.

Based on this call we collectively decide if a campus visit is necessary, if so, we plan for this. If no campus visit is necessary, we construct a formal proposal and consultation timeline, including setting monthly milestones within the program.

Collegiate Esports Partnerships

CSL Esports

We are the exclusive and named curriculum provider to CSL Esports and feature CSL Esports as our exclusive and named provider for esports business services. CSL Esports is the largest operator of scholastic esports leagues in North America.

NACE Starleague (in partnership with CSL Esports)

We provide esports consulting and curriculum services to NACE Starleague member schools in association with CSL Esports. NACE Starleague is the largest North American Collegiate Esports league with over 450 universities/colleges and over 10,000 students participating each Fall/Spring.

Esports Development and Growth Enterprises

EDGE is a curriculum and consulting provider partner of Access Alliance for Education.


EsportsAcademics is a curriculum provider partner of Access Alliance for Education.