Given the overwhelming, ever-growing popularity of video gaming – supported and driven by the advances in technology and the STEM fields, the rise of esports isn’t surprising, and many schools are now embracing structured esports programs as an alternative or in addition to traditional sports. Many of the world’s leading STEM and 21st Century Centric Schools are recognizing that learners can and do learn the same types of lessons from competitive video gaming as they would learn in traditional sports.
The focus of RGB Gaming is to not only uplift, coach, and inspire Esports within your institution and community, but to also give your players access to international tournaments.
Our dynamic and customisable pathways provides the sound platform for your institution to become a leader in Esports, opening up endless possibilities for student recruitment and career development, STEM focused programs, game-based learning, and gamification.
Professional esports has developed into a full-fledged industry unto its own, with competitors routinely earning tens of thousands of rands in contracts and sponsorships, and the largest competitions pooling in prize purses totalling over 100 million rand. In addition, in 2021, just over 474 million people watched
esports online or at a competition, with 234 million of those being avid, continuous viewers of esports, which is more than just about any other professional sport.
Esports programs within educational institutions have been shown to help build a sense of belonging, promote collaboration and communication skills, and foster good sportsmanship and improved social behaviour, whilst also creating a pipeline for future STEM careers and furthering learners’ strategic thinking
and problem-solving abilities. This Sustainable Esports Management Program shares a wealth of information, data, and guidelines to aid your institution’s stakeholders in not only understand but realising the esports benefits and trends and delve into what will be needed to integrate a successful esports
program into your schools’ curricula or extra-mural programming.