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.
Almost 700 colleges and universities and more than 13,000 students participated in the 2021-22 NACE Starleague (see more here)
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.
WHERE IS YOUR CAMPUS ON THE SPECTRUM?
STUDENTS NEXT OPPORTUNITY: Career Aspirations
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
Recreational Sports & Intramurals
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
Professional Development for Scholastic Esports Administrators/Directors
Professional Development for Scholastic Esports Coaches
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
Managing Success & Failure
Other Student Benefits Include:
- Improved Engagement and Retention
- Better Choices & Healthier Behaviors
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.
Current Collegiate Esports Partnerships
Cloud9 Training Grounds
CLOUD9 TRAINING GROUNDS COMPREHENSIVE ESPORTS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
BOOTCAMPS - Train like a Pro. Intensive team-based training bootcamps designed to give your team(s) a competitive edge.
LEAGUES - Play like a Pro. Competitively balanced teams. Expert coaches. Sick prizes. Broadcast to C9 fans.
THE GYM - Live like a Pro. Daily workshops for players, coaches and content creators. The best C9TG has to offer, all in one package 24/7.
OPTIMIZING ESPORTS & GAMING PERFORMANCE BY MAXIMIZING HUMAN POTENTIAL
FITGMR is a program for improving gaming performance. It does this by building behaviors and habits within the 5 Pillars of Health that research shows improve performance: physical maintenance, mental conditioning, nutrition, sleep, and lifestyle.
5 Pillars of Health
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.
Past Collegiate Partnerships
Playfly Esports (formerly CSL Esports)
Playfly Esports is partnered with the National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE) in the largest collegiate esports league in North America.
NACE Starleague (via our partnership with Playfly Esports formerly CSL Esports
We provided esports consulting and curriculum services to NACE Starleague member schools in association with Playfly Esports. NACE Starleague is the largest North American Collegiate Esports league with almost 700 universities/colleges and over 13,000 students participating in the 2021-22 season.