At JKCP, we believe in the positive power of competitive gaming and Esports, so it should come as no surprise that we take every chance we can get to urge people to get involved! It is easier than ever for casual gamers to get involved with Esports just for fun and there are more avenues (and competition) for those that are working towards a goal of playing professionally.
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If you are a parent of a child who is showing an interest in Esports as a career, you might have some questions about what that means. While video games have been around for decades, Esports as an industry is relatively new. Whether you are fully on-board with your child pursuing Esports or are a little apprehensive, there are a few things that can help you understand the industry a little more and help guide your child along their path.
The rapid development of the video game industry has brought a tidal wave of careers in gaming and esports. In this article, we are going to explore the gaming jobs that are available on the market and touch upon how to get into the esports industry.
Run by N3rd Street Gamers and Julian Krinsky Camps & Programs, the unique camp isn’t just a place for young gamers to spend two weeks glued to screens and rattling off key combos. The camp infuses training, nutrition, speakers and activities to teach esports players skills they need to find success that goes beyond kill counts and online rankings.
“Gaming is an ecosystem to teach business and life skills,” said Steve Robertson, CEO of Julian Krinsky.
Generation Z, those currently in school, have the least amount of soft skills society has ever seen, according to Robertson. However, they have learned technology faster and sooner than previous ones, which could help them work in fields that may not even exist now but will in 10 to 20 years.
Rob Hilsky runs the camps for N3rd Street Gamers. Two weeks with gamers 10–14 years old will be followed by two more with 15–18 year olds. These students are now competing for college scholarships and spots on professional teams in various esports. As home of the Philadelphia Fusion University, campers have a chance to train in a facility used by an Overwatch franchise owned by Comcast Spectacor.
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