Building a Future through Competitive Gaming - Esports

Building a Future through Competitive Gaming - Esports

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By Gavin Ma, Math Teacher & Esports Director of Franklin High School - Region East, Board District 2

A decade ago, I could not have imagined competitive video gaming would have any foothold in K-12 education or extracurricular. Yet, here we are in 2024, where sites like Twitch and Youtube have captured our youth’s attention over traditional broadcast TV. According to the Pew Research Center, a staggering 90% of teenagers say they play video games through a cell phone, console or computer! Now imagine a way to capture the minds of those same teenagers through competitive gaming. Enter esports.

 

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