Parks and Recreation started an Esports program for a few reasons, but the biggest is INCLUSION. Esports tournaments and leagues provide new opportunities to our community, which will bring participants together in a fun and safe learning environment.
Players who participate in Esports programs are found to have a higher interest in STEM (Science, Tech, Engineering, Math) subjects, and have strong average GPA's. Esports helps them engage with their fellow students and their school’s administrators.
Research shows that children that play videos games have a far much better chance of navigating through complex psychological issues compared to those that do not actively participate in video games.
Playing video games can make students keener and more employable across a wider spectrum of careers including medical field, engineering, remote flying, computer sciences, and etc.
Esports can boost children's strategic thinking, teamwork, communication, leadership, performance skills and confidence building.