Produce Results Beyond the Game
When adopted properly, esports programs in middle schools and high schools can be so much more than a fun activity. An effective program can heighten enrollment in Career and Technical Education (CTE) areas of study, break gender gaps for STEM instruction, reinforce character development, help young people explore a wealth of new emerging careers across the esports industry and give young people an advantage when applying to colleges. As highlighted by the High School Esports League, the organization has reported the following academic benefits among member schools:
What Are The Benefits?
80% of participants have never been in an extracurricular program
Participants see an average GPA raise of +1.7 when joining esports
Participants see a 10% attendance improvement
As institutions look to adopt esports, there are many things to consider.
How do you livestream your tournament on Twitch?
What CTE career paths are open to students interested in esports, beyond the players?
Issuing a purchase order for some gaming PCs is the easy part. Failure to proactively address all the necessary facets to make academic esports deliver meaningful outcomes is mission critical, including:
Affordable Refurbished Gaming PCs
Educators may see the benefits of academic esports, but their budgets may pose a 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
Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB
OS: Windows 10 Pro
Phoenix Computers™ Meets or Exceeds Recommended Publisher System Requirements
|Exceeds recommended specs|
|Overwatch||Exceeds recommended specs|
|Fortnite||Exceeds recommended specs|
|NBA 2K||Meets recommended specs|
|Madden 20||Exceeds recommended specs|
|Minecraft||Exceeds recommended specs|
|Rainbow 6||Exceeds recommended specs|
|Hearthstone||Exceeds recommended specs|
|Modern Warfare||Exceeds recommended specs|
|Rocket League||Meets recommended specs|
|DOTA2||Exceeds recommended specs|
|Free Fire||Exceeds recommended specs|
|CS:GO||Exceeds recommended specs|
Resources to Help Plan and Launch Your Academic Esports Program
*Resources provided by NASEF
Furniture & Lighting
Upgrade a computer lab for esports, or design an entirely new arena: