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ESPORTS opportunity

Esports is growing exponentially with over 400 million fans worldwide and regularly selling out arenas around the world. Currently, there are more than 200 colleges and universities offering nearly 15 million dollars in scholarships to high school students.

As Esports continues its meteoric rise in popularity around the world, new data has found that over 70 percent of schools are now considering introducing competitive gaming to its curriculum in some shape or form.
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YOUR OPPORTUNITY WITH ESPORTS

Contrary to common perception, esports or "electronic sports" is not simply a phenomenon occurring in the basements of unemployed twenty-somethings, it's a complete transformation of online gaming. With millions of fans all over the world watching virtually or attending live, esports is a spectator sport with skilled gamers playing in an event similar to that of traditional sports (i.e. baseball, basketball, and football) but competing in a virtual environment.

As more and more schools start to produce genuine results from implementing competitive gaming in some way, it's only a matter of time before it becomes standard practice. This opportunity is gaining speed, don't miss out on one of the fastest growing segments at D&H!


Benefits of Esports in Education

Education Institutions are starting to see the potential of adding esports to the curriculum as an important aspect of supporting student recruitment and preparing kids for life beyond education.

Participation

More than 80% of esports teams are made up of students who had never participated in extra-curricular activities prior to esports.*

Academic Performance

Esports participants see an average GPA raise of +1.7 when joining. Giving students the capability to change their entire academic trajectory.*

Attendance

Upon joining esports, student attendance significantly improves as much as 10% as they feel more connected and look forward to going to school.*
*https://www.highschoolesportsleague.com/, 2019

With thousands of school districts across the nation seeking to be educated on how to embrace the esports opportunity, D&H has partnered with the High School Esports League (HSEL) to assist VARS in helping K12 schools get started.

HSEL is the largest and longest-operating competitive gaming organization in North America serving 2,000+ partnered schools and over 50,000 students across the US & Canada. HSEL fulfills a very important role in bringing order to the rapidly increasing esports academic landscape across the nation.

  • Provides the necessary content, education, programming, and gaming platform
  • Makes it easier for schools to offer esports as a legitimate varsity level sport
  • Gives educators access to a Gaming Concepts curriculum and STEM.org accredited programs
  • Helps schools gain access to grant and funding opportunities to cover the cost of getting started
  • Offers a fertile recruiting ground for esports scholarship opportunities in higher education

EVENTS & ON-DEMAND TRAININGS

D&H THREADcast

Check out the Esports Solution Channel

D&H THREAD: Strength in Connections

Visit the Esports Zones at Our New Annual Technology Conference

JUNE 3
Hershey, PA

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OCTOBER 1
Wheeling, IL

COMING SOON

NOVEMBER 5
Atlanta, GA

COMING SOON

APRIL 21 / Upcoming Esports & K12 D&H TV Webinar

More information coming soon.

APRIL 28 / K12 & Esports Roadshow / Atlanta, GA:

Esports is a game changer for K12 students. Learn how to leverage this opportunity with industry-leading product training in an immersive setting.

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On-Demand Webinars

On-Demand End-User Webinar: What You Need to Know About Esports in K12

With 75% of today's youth engaging with video games, it make sense to learn how to harness that engagement in the classroom. Esports programs are growing rapidly in K12 across North America, but a lot of educators are hesitant or have loads of questions. Well, come join us to learn everything you need to know about getting an esports program started and get your questions answered by Jason Kirby, the President of High School Esports League.
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D&H TV Live: The 2020 K-12 Opportunity

Join our D&H K12 experts as they discuss your K12 opportunity in 2020, why D&H is your go-to distributor for K12 bids, and K12 technology solutions including STEM & STEAM, Augmented & Virtual Reality, ProAV in the classroom, Security & Infrastructure, and Esports!
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OUR ESPORTS PARTNER PORTFOLIO

Components & Accessories

Intel
NVIDIA
Corsair
ROG by ASUS
TUF Gaming by ASUS
Kingston
Thermaltake
Logitech
Sennheiser
EVGA
IOGear
Micron
PATRIOT
RAZER
TRIPP LITE
PNY
GIGABYTE
SEAGATE
WESTERN DIGITAL
COOLER MASTER

Monitors/Displays

ROG by ASUS
DA-LITE
Elite Screens
MSI
Samsung
Viewsonic
NEC
LG
PLANAR
HP
AOC
Philips

ProAV

CHIEF
CRIMSON AV
TRIPP LITE
LG
NETGEAR
Manufacturer Resources
PLANAR

Power & Networking

ARUBA
IOGear
Ubiquiti
APC
C2G
CyberPower
NETGEAR
HP

SUCCESS STORIES

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