Academic esports are so much more than just a game.

They probably don’t even realize that all that time they’re spending playing games is building their skills in communication, organization and teamwork. An esports curriculum also helps students plan for STEM and CTE areas of study later in life while promoting social/emotional learning and smoothing out some of the wrinkles that can occur in traditional sports.

You already know the benefits of instituting an esports program at your school, but you’re going to need buy-in from parents, teachers, students and administrators. We can help you put together an attractive package of equipment, curriculum and professional development training to get up and running, and provide support after the fact in the form of shared IT services and broadcast assistance.

Educators may see the benefits of academic esports, but their budgets may pose aPhoenix Computers challenge. Buying devices to launch or expand a program can be cost prohibitive, but that doesn’t mean students must go without, or sacrifice performance to meet budgetary constraints.

Phoenix ComputersTM, an exclusive brand from STS Education, provides refurbished desktops optimized for gaming experiences and includes the STS Lifetime Parts Warranty.*

Our entry-level gaming platform is configured with the following standard specifications that meets or exceeds requirements among today’s top academic esports games. We pair your gaming CPU with new, affordable and esports-optimized components (144 Hz monitor, mechanical keyboard, gaming mouse, headset, 1080p webcam) to deliver a complete gaming experience that typically saves 40-60% over typical gaming bundles.

*With the exception of the graphics card which includes a one-year warranty.

STS Education is the exclusive provider of refurbished gaming PCs for the North America Scholastic Esports Federation (NASEF). The following is the NASEF-approved configuration for refurbished PCs, meeting or exceeding system requirements for the major esports titles.

Phoenix ComputersTM – Entry-level Gaming Machine

  • Processor: Intel i5, 2.90 Ghz 4th Gen
  • Hard Drive: 256 GB SSD
  • RAM: 16GB
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB
  • OS: Windows 10 Pro
STS Esports - Game On

Contract#: R10-1112A

Lead Agency: Region 10 ESC

Contract Term: 05.01.2021 – 04.30.2024

Renewable Through: 04.30.2028

Resources from NASEF to Help Plan and Launch Your Academic Esports Program

NASEF - How to activate your esports club
NASEF - curriculum framework