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ESPORTS

Esports skills lead to BIG opportunities

According to The Guinness Book of World Records, the youngest person to become an esports millionaire was just 15 when they won the Fortnite championship title. And the list of kids who achieve amazing things in esports grows every year! With courses built around esports coaching, your child can explore this exciting field, engage in deliberate practice, and improve key skills while receiving coaching and feedback from experienced instructors.

What is esports coaching?

Esports coaching is similar to coaching in traditional sports, but in the context of training competitors in video games like League of Legends, Rocket League, Overwatch, and more. An esports coach, like a sports coach, is a mentor who helps players build their skills. 

Esports coaches help kids with practice, strategy, teamwork, and more in order to level up their gaming. This discipline separates playing for the sake of it and playing to win, whether that's online or on the field. With esports coaching, kids will develop each of these skills as they grow as players and savvy gamers.

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Collin interned at Bethesda, then landed his dream job as a Software Engineer at EA, one of the world's most prominent video game studios.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the benefits of esports?

Gaming enthusiasts who are looking to take their talents to the next level have a lot to explore in the world of esports. From strategy to teamwork and analytical skills, esports also has a lot to offer kids!

Whether it's getting their foot in the door at a top gaming studio or increased cognitive acuity and coordination, kids can enjoy the benefits of esports while expanding their repertoire of STEM skills and exploring exciting careers and game design studies. 

What are esports classes like?

Screen time can be a little passive, right? Kids and teens often play video games without a specific game or skill in mind. Through esports classes, they can approach gameplay from a fresh new angle that's engaged and active! They'll discover the mechanics of the game in a thrillingly competitive and collaborative environment. 

In our esports programs, students will work closely with their coach to learn how to record gameplay footage, review key plays, discuss strategy, and keep their skills moving forward. 

What future possibilities can esports unlock?

175 colleges that have varsity esports programs for starters! Not only is this something that was virtually unheard of just a few years ago, kids can actually earn a degree in esports, and that's just the beginning.

From there: opportunities abound! Budding designers, gamers, influencers, and engineers will thrive in esports competitions and beyond.

By truly understanding the ins and outs of some of the most popular games out there, kids gain a valuable understanding of how to design and potentially market new products—something major companies like EA, Nintendo, and Microsoft look for at their offices!

Which esports course is right for my child?

The right esports course for your child varies based on a few different factors like their skill level, interests, and goals. Our course catalog has something for everyone! Need a hand selecting the perfect learning experience for your child? Our Academic Advisors are here to provide personalized course recommendations.

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