Level Up to eSports
Discover the Benefits of eSportsThe worldview on gaming has changed, and both students and educators are now looking to the rising popularity of eSports as a potential venue for fun, a source of income, or as a way to foster school pride and healthy interscholastic competition. If your organization is looking to create a team, league, or arena, there’s never been a better time than right now. However, going from game on to game over can happen quickly without a clear vision of your goals, an understanding of today’s technology, and a clear roadmap to tomorrow.
It’s Dangerous to Go Alone! Take UsFor more than 35 years, Connection has transformed technology into complete solutions that advance the value of IT. We carry a variety of hardware and software ideal for eSports, and our team of experts can provide support for infrastructure and arena design. Whether you’re an actual player, part of a team, or in charge of the infrastructure that supports eSports, we can put our partnerships to work for you to get your eSports program a high score.
Continual DevelopmentThe eSports community is growing, and so are we! Please check back often as we continue to expand our resources and become your complete eSports provider.
Connection Community News on eSports
January 16, 2020
The Top 5 eSports Trends for 2020
The Drum predicts that eSports will be one of the top media trends to shape the coming decade. With an industry that’s predicted to break more than $1.5 billion in revenue next year, eSports are hotter than ever before. Activate notes that, globally, the industry could scale to $7 billion by 2023. From deeper engagement in schools to the development of new investment and technology opportunities, 2020 promises to be red-hot as innovations evolve and viewership continues to grow.
January 13, 2020
How eSports Help Students Cultivate Soft Skills
eSports is on a trajectory to become the largest sport in the world. According to Activate Technology and Media Outlook 2020, the industry is expected hit $7 billion by 2023. However, for many eSports players, there are unexpected benefits in participating. Educators, parents, and eSports athletes themselves note that participating in eSports helps students build critical soft skills, from stronger communication to collaboration and teamwork skills.
September 27, 2019
An Introductory Guide to eSports Technology
eSports are being propelled to the forefront of the sporting world. Technology plays a critical role in delivering the experience to fans and enabling players, from the streaming platforms that distribute broadcasts to the ergonomic setups that prevent injuries. The meteoric rise in popularity has led to competitions and gaming lounges being built around the country, and having the right technology setup is crucial to a successful eSports experience.
September 25, 2019
Could Tech’s Hottest New Career Be In eSports?
With eSports quickly becoming one of the hottest industries in tech, many people are wondering how to get in on the action. We’ve put together a guide to help you navigate the industry and the job search process. Career options within eSports range from the coveted role of professional gamer to supporting roles that help make professional teams’ retail and brand endeavors possible. Here’s what you need to know.
September 23, 2019
Understanding the eSports Arena
If you’ve followed the emerging billion-dollar eSports industry, you’ve gleaned that it’s big business. After winning the $3 million dollar prize for the singles competition at the world’s first Fortnite World Cup in July 2019, 16-year-old Kyle “Bugha” Giersdorf became a multi-millionaire.
September 16, 2019
An Inside Look at the Highest Earning Teams in eSports
Just last year, $10 million eSports franchises were being sold. Now, in 2019, those same franchises are worth over $50 million. A new style of athlete is being defined not by muscle, but by brain power and hand-eye coordination. For example, Tyler “Ninja” Blevins earns more—and has a larger following—than most top conventional athletes. With the eSports industry expected to top $1 billion this year, knowing who the key players are can help you navigate the landscape.
In 2016, eSports was barely a blip on higher education’s screen. Only seven universities had varsity eSports teams. Parents and faculty mostly had a negative view of competitive gaming as a time-wasting hobby—and few could understand why some universities and colleges were investing in the so-called “sport.” Fast forward to today, and the picture is vastly different.
September 12, 2019
How Big Will eSports Really Get?
What if you could combine the rabid fandom and viewership of professional sports teams with the explosive consumption of video games, which is a $134 billion industry and rising? Today, eSports has done just that and is set to continue dynamic growth in value, viewership, and investment. Just what are eSports?
September 10, 2019
eSports to Become Most Watched Sport in the World
Could eSports be on their way to becoming bigger than the NFL, Major League Baseball, or other sports? Industry analysts think it’s not only possible, it’s inevitable.
August 14, 2019
eSports: More than Meets the Eye
When you think of electronic sports (eSports), do you think of “community,” “team-work,” “skill” or “culture”? Unless you’ve been an avid eSports follower, then probably not. Since the dawn of eSports time, gaming has generated this negative stigma around home-bodied, sheltered, and secluded kids spending hours upon hours staring at a screen, zoned into their game of choice and oblivious to the outside world.
Press A to ContinueConnection recognizes the value eSports has to offer your organization and can help you prepare for a future in this quickly growing field. Connect with an Account Manager today at 800.600.9357 and learn how to:
- Start an eSports program
- Plan and build an eSports arena
- Create an eSports team
- Select the right eSports gear
- Design and build digital signage that makes an impact
- Prepare your infrastructure