North Carolina Esports Academy

North Carolina Esports Academy

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Recap on the NC Esports Summit

On May 31st, I attended the first ever NC Esports Summit. The event was held at the Raleigh Convention Center and put on by Visit NC (a branch of the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina), Visit Raleigh (Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau) and PlayHRDR Advisors. Key Takeaways The event aimed to engage destinations,

The Biggest Mistakes Collegiate Esports are Making

I wish I could say I came up with this, but I have to give credit to Marcus Howard (check out the full article here). While I did predict the fall of the professional esports industry, it didn’t occur to me that the collegiate esports system could fail, but I think Marcus is spot on.

How Esports is the Perfect Blend to Teach Both Life Skills and Technical Skills

Growing up, I played many sports and was fortunate enough to reach a level where I got paid to play. Although my athletic career ended at 21, the skills I gained were invaluable. Punctuality, teamwork, diligence, discipline, positive speaking, and doing extra were just a few of the life skills I learned. These skills are

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

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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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