EST18 | Implementing Esports Through Athletics vs. Implementing Esports through Education

  • Room: Expo Hall ESPORTS THEATER Booth 551
  • Session Number: EST18
Thursday, January 26, 2023: 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM


Jorrel Batac
Chief Operating Officer
Claire LaBeaux
Director of Communications
Lead Presenter
Gerald Solomon
Founder and Executive Director


What's the best way to use esports for education? Some schools choose to implement esports through its athletic department, while others go through either classrooms or afterschool clubs that are more educationally-focused. Both work well. North America Scholastic Esports Federation (NASEF) is the Official Esports Provider of the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF); an athletic association. On the other hand, education-based approaches are implemented through NERIC in NY and many other places. We’ll look at similarities and differences in the approaches for both. Learn how to leverage scholastic esports overall by connecting students’ play and passion with learning. Regardless of where it fits in your school, learn how scholastic esports provides opportunities for all students to acquire critical communication, collaboration, and problem-solving skills needed to thrive in work and in life.