In this session you will learn how esports offers individuals opportunities to make connections and form communities on a global scale. Esports engages a wide demographic of young people and is intrinsically a fun, team-building activity that promotes leadership, character development, communication and social skills.
Esports viewership is growing year on year allowing young people to connect with their friends and peers outside of a learning environment, and socialise with them through esports.
Esports can improve confidence, strategic thinking, problem solving abilities, reading comprehension and phonics skills and can help with the development of digital and cyber skills. Skills can be transferred across into physical sports and school work, and esports offers a multitude of career pathways.
Tuesday 11 October 13:15 - 13:35 Classroom Theatre
An introduction to esports and how it links to education. During this session you will be introduced to the global esports ecosystem and learn about the competitive and academic esports programmes.Classroom Theatre Asia/Shanghai
Global Esports Academy Manager - Global Esports Federation and Education Advisor - British Esports Federation, Global Esports Federation