Author: Paul Richards

  With new games coming out every month, you may think it could be a near-impossible task for parents and coaches to keep up with the latest video games. Should parents be worried about any potential harmful influences video games can have on their children? How will esports coaches discourage video games with mature and […]

Why you should host an esports tournament Esports tournaments provide an amazing opportunity for students interested in video games to get out of their at-home gaming area and into a community environment. While many parents see video gaming as a solo activity, there are a variety of ways that kids can now become involved in […]

You may be thinking to yourself, “Hey, I’m a good candidate for helping my school start an esports club.” Many school districts do not yet have esports set up as an official sport and therefore, creating a club may be the best place to start. Until competitive esports become an official sport at your school, […]

Established colleges and universities are now starting to offer esports programs across the United States and the world. Today, there are more than 125 varsity level esports programs registered with the national governing body NACE (National Association of Collegiate Esports). Educational organizations that have long been on the spectator side of online gaming are now […]

Esports has come a very long way from the inconspicuous beginnings of October 1972, when Stanford Artificial Intelligence Lab (Los Altos, California) hosted the first-ever competitive video game event. What used to be viewed as a teenage obsession, reserved for adolescents who had a hard time making friends in real life (at least, in parents’ […]

Over the years, the use of video games in school systems have been adopted and documented in modern education. Research is now readily available for educators to explore the advantages that video games can bring into the classroom. While research on the positive effects of learning with video games in education is well-known, it is […]

Video games have become integrated into the everyday lives of people all around the world. It’s almost impossible to find a modern smartphone or computer today that does not ship with some preinstalled video games for users to play. While the study of video games has been active ever since the video game revolution took […]

 We could not be happier to announce that the Esports in Education online course is now available on YouTube! While our UDEMY online course is 100% free, we still wanted to make sure to include each major course segment on YouTube and on our blog right here. The intersection between esports and education is […]

We could not be happier to announce that Paul has released a new book called Esports in Education! The new book helps students, educators, and parents find common ground to unite around esports in the education system! This includes starting new esports clubs and varsity level programs in high schools and colleges. The book outlines […]

In just a decade, the way we consume entertainment has changed so drastically that, if someone were to time travel from the year 2000 to now, they wouldn’t even begin to understand how any of it works. Back then, turning on the TV at a specific time was the only way to catch a live […]


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