Esports, multiplayer video games played competitively, are on the rise. As more and more young people invest their time in esports, the benefits of integrating esports into schools are constantly being discovered. Bringing esports into a learning environment can promote the development of important skills, foster STEM learning, and create an inclusive, accepting community. University Business mentions that including an e-sports arena can even help increase enrollment and interest and ESPN recognizes 125 university programs as a part of the National Association of Collegiate Esports. Not only is an esports arena an opportunity to foster a new community in your school, but it can also be a great spot for students to gather, connect, and learn together in a modern context. So what goes into an e-sports arena? Keep reading to find some great ideas that will help jumpstart the development of an esports arena at your school.
Find the Space
Ample space is first. With students gathering around computer screens and fellow gamers, it’s important there is room to contain all the technology and gear that will go into the space. More space also allows for easier and more impactful collaboration between students, making the space more conducive to team building.
Gather the Gear
Once ample space is found, gaming tech is next. Computers, monitors, keyboards, and more. Some unique, collaborative pieces can be added to enrich the experience of student gamers, like this Digital Flipchart. With a rotating screen, it’s a fun way for gamers to flesh out their strategy, connect with other teams through video chat, and so much more. The Interchange Round End Multimedia Table, which offers students a spot to collaborate over one monitor, is another great option.
Furnish the Arena
Once space and tech are supplied, comfortable furniture is the last stop. Gamers might spend long hours in the esports arena, so having comfortable places to play is of the utmost importance. To keep up with the contemporary feel of an esports arena, interesting and versatile pieces are best – like this Racing Style Leather Gaming Chair, which pairs a sleek design with extreme comfort to bring gaming to the next level.
These Access Computer Tables are another great option, making gaming a comfortable and collaborative event. Lastly, cool and comfortable furnishing will finish off the e-sports arena of your student’s dreams. Pieces like this Lima Lounger and this Lounge M Modular Soft Seating Package are both perfect for creating the contemporary feel of an esports arena.