Esports (aka, Electronic Sports), as a group, has quickly developed into one of the most advanced technological industries and one of the largest revenue generators of the decade, bigger than the movie and music industries combined for the past 8 years! There are several opportunities in the public and private sectors, and in the Armed Forces for graduates with the technological skills developed by playing esports.
There are also a multitude of varsity esports teams competing nationally at the collegiate level, including many of the top teams in the DFW Metroplex. All of these teams offer collegiate teams the opportunity to compete for scholarships through their game play. In addition, all of the campuses where esports are played offer scholarships to high school students who seek to pursue degrees in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts (graphic design), and Math (STEAM), subjects. The skills that students learn in these programs may be applied to public and private-sector careers, as well as careers in the Armed Forces.
Burleson ISD supports its students who seek post-secondary college and career opportunities in the esports industry by partnering with the esports league in North America focused exclusively on educating teachers and students about esports and on expanding the learning opportunities through esports. By partnering with world champion pro teams, TEXSEF offers BISD students unparalleled access to pro esports gamers, internships and job shadowing opportunities with the top teams in their respective leagues, opportunities to play with the top collegiate players in exhibition games, and the opportunity to maintain and enhance their friendships through a wide variety of fun esports competitions.