The popularity of esports is surging across college campuses and in K-12. Schools that don’t invest in esports, will be left behind and less attractive to prospective students. Just look at the numbers below:
According to the National Association of Collegiate Esports, more than 170 US colleges have varsity e-sports programs and are offering around $16 million per year in e-sports scholarships.
College e-sports tournament organizer Tespa notes that its competitions attract more than 850 schools and nearly 20,000 players, and they have awarded more than $3 million in tournament winnings.
In just the past year, the number of schools represented by the High School Esports League (HSEL) has grown from around 200 to more than 1,200.
With a team of education experts, Future Tech helps schools maximize their esports investments and align the needs of various departments with IT. Our comprehensive offer includes:
Hardware: Choose from a wide range of graphic cards, headsets, and game-ready desktops and PCs, which can be customized and configured to fit your school’s network and security standards.
Monitors: There is no single, cost-effective monitor solution that is ideal for all gaming applications. But there are many great options from Alienware, Dell, HP, Lenovo Legion and MSI. Future Tech can evaluate the best options for you.
Infrastructure: Future Tech experts can asses your current infrastructure and, if needed, show you the best options for an upgrade. At the K-12 level, we can help IT administrators with firewall adjustments or other cyber security issues.
Peripherals: Exceptional communication is a must for esports success. With the right gaming peripherals such as mice, keyboards and headsets, you can improve your play, communicate better and take your team to the winner’s circle.
Layout & Gaming Furniture: Today gamers have many ways to optimize their experience, especially with the latest gaming furniture and accessories. Check out one of our favorite Future Tech devices for gaming – the Emperor Chair.
Future Tech CEO, Bob Venero, was a featured guest on sports radio host Rick Tittle’s, SportsByline show. Bob shared his insights on the rapid growth of E-sports and how Future Tech is helping schools (K-12) and universities to create, manage, and grow their E-sports facilities and programs. Listen to the spot here.
Need help with creating or enhancing your school’s esports offer? Future Tech can help.