Empower your Students with
Academic Esports

We channel students’ passion for video games into career and college readiness.

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Academic Esports

Game-Based Learning and Competitions for Different Grade Levels

Academic curriculum and competition titles are tailored to meet the unique needs and desired learning outcomes of students at different grade levels.

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A Turn-key K-12 Esports Program, Built for Educators by Educators

As educators, we understand the academic benefits of bringing esports into the classroom. With our award-winning curriculum, we harness the academic power of gaming to teach essential soft skills, spark a passion for technology, and explore a wide range of career and college opportunities in esports and gaming.

Competition

Students compete in regional and national competitions in our K-12 esports league.

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Curriculum

Award-winning STEM courses bridge the gap between video games and education.

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Career & College Readiness

Career exploration materials, workforce internships, college scholarships and more.

Bring Academic Esports to Your School

As educators, we take an education-first approach to esports. Boost engagement and academic performance with the best esports program for schools.

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Unlock Student Potential

Esports serves as an avenue for inclusion, unlocking potential in students who may not otherwise engage in traditional sports or school activities. Our esports curriculum cultivates confidence and sharpens soft skills, offering a unique space for students to thrive and build positive gaming communities.

Discover New Pathways

By participating in the USAEL, students get the chance to explore new STEM opportunities in the esports industry. The number of career and college opportunities are vast, meaning students can find areas aligned with their interests or inherent skills, fostering a diverse and inclusive space for growth and discovery.

Compete and Learn

Students get to experience the thrill of competition while gaining valuable knowledge and skills. Our league offers age and school-appropriate competition titles and academic curricula, ensuring students can play, learn, and grow in a supportive and engaging environment.

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Why You Should Bring Esports to Your School

Esports are soaring in global popularity. They provide students with a platform for competitive gaming and for fostering teamwork and digital skills. Starting an academic esports program at your school allows you to meet your students where they are, offering an engaging and relevant approach to education in the digital age.

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96%

of US teens play video games

300

universities offer esports scholarships

>50%

of esports players go on to study in STEM majors

Develop Essential 21st-Century Skills through Esports

Unlock a world of opportunities by bringing the United States Academic Esports League to your campus. Through competitive gaming, students gain valuable soft skills, including:

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Teamwork and communication

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Strategic thinking and problem-solving

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Resilience and perseverance

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Leadership skills

Our K-12 Esports Programs in Action

See what our customers have to say about us.

“The biggest thing that I've learned through working with the students and going through the curriculum is building a team and working on communication skills. Those are skills that not only help them within the classroom but they can also take outside of school and into the real world.”

Steven Van Smaalen

Math Teacher, Santiago M.S.

“The students learn a lot...a considerable amount about teamwork, and how to win, and how to lose, and how to be respectful...from the parent side, I really really liked the program.”

Justine

Parent of Esports Student

“It's not just kids playing video games, there's more to it. Don't be afraid to try something new. It can really give students who don't have a place to fit in an area where this is their forte. Something that will help them connect in the education process.”

Jim D'Agostino

Principal, Santiago M.S.

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