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Recap on the NC Esports Summit

The event aimed to engage destinations, parks & recreation departments, and municipalities, alongside providers like the North Carolina Esports Academy. I often criticize esports in North Carolina and the Raleigh area, but this event was definitely a step in the right direction to grow grassroots esports in North Carolina.

Let’s start with the only real valid criticism (besides the food). As a whole, the event did not offer an explanation on how to navigate with the gaming community. For example, working with the gaming community offers a variety of challenges. From our experience most organizations understand how to run tournaments well, but it is another battle entirely to generate quality revenue and profit from hosting a tournament…not to mention they often struggle to break even.

The population has different age brackets, income levels, interests, etc. Therefore connecting with the local gaming community and asking lots of questions and finding the pros and cons/positives and negatives of their experience is helpful to being successful with esports.

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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.

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