North Carolina Esports Academy

North Carolina Esports Academy

Rethinking North Carolina’s Aspiring Esports Scene: A Reality Check

Recent narratives have positioned North Carolina, particularly Raleigh and Charlotte, as an esports mecca. However, a closer examination reveals a gap between these aspirations and the reality on the ground. This blog aims to dissect the claims surrounding North Carolina’s status as an esports hub and contrast them with more established esports centers. The Misconception


Redefining Success in Professional Esports

The world of professional esports stands at a crossroads, facing the challenge of transforming its operational models to ensure sustainability and growth. Drawing from insights shared in our previous articles, this blog delves into the changes we see needed for esports to not only thrive as a competitive spectacle but also to become a profitable

A Look Inside the NSBE Jr. x EdTech Unite Event

February 2024 marked a milestone for the North Carolina Esports Academy, as we joined forces with EdTech Unite for the unforgettable NSBE Jr. x EdTech Unite event. Thanks to Red Hat’s generous hosting, participants embarked on a journey through the realms of technology, education, and esports. A Day of Exploration and Discovery The event, a

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Myths vs. Reality: Unveiling the Secrets Behind Esports

With the last few years, misconceptions and myths have grown about the esports industry that often clouds the reality. In this article, we debunk these myths and shed a some light on what is happening within esports today. Why Esports Deserves Your Attention Esports has revolutionized the way we perceive competitive gaming, blending entertainment, skill,

Pioneering Early Workforce Development

Pioneering Early Workforce Development

In recent years, the North Carolina Esports Academy has dedicated itself to blending gaming with educational initiatives aimed at the younger generation. Our initial strategy was to integrate STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) learning with the gaming interests of elementary and middle school students. The ultimate vision was to shift towards workforce development by the

The First Steps of a Gaming Revolution: Game Changers Hackathon

North Carolina Esports Academy recently teamed up with STEMedia for an unprecedented event: the inaugural Game Changers Hackathon. This event was more than just a success; it’s the beginning of an exciting yearly tradition. While the Esports Academy is stepping back to only provide the venue in the future, our sibling organization, EdTech Unite, is

Offering Innovative Learning with SparkNC

A Summer of Fun and Learning Recently North Carolina Esports Academy joined forces with SparkNC to kickstart a summer of gaming and education, hosted in the Hunt Library on the campus of North Carolina State University. The event marked a significant milestone, drawing students from 16 school districts in North Carolina. Tournaments Featuring Fortnite :

The Power of Integrating STEM and Video Games for At-Risk Youth

In today’s modern world, educators and institutions face a pressing challenge: how to maintain student engagement in a world filled with countless distractions. Traditional methods of teaching often fall short, especially with students who may be considered ‘at-risk.’  However, innovative approaches, such as integrating video games with STEM education, are proving to be effective in

Expanding Horizons: North Carolina Esports Academy at the CHCCS Career Fair

In a significant milestone for our organization, we recently had the privilege of participating in a career fair hosted by the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools (CHCCS). This event marked the first time in our company’s history that we could actively engage with students, educators, and schools from not only Chapel Hill but also neighboring areas.

About Us

North Carolina Esports Academy is dedicated to building character and life skill development through productive video gaming. The entire staff is committed to creating premier youth development experiences in order to create pathways for youth in STEM careers.

*Camp Hours* 8 AM - 3:30 PM
Sunday Closed
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday 4 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday 11 AM - 9 PM

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