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what is Esports
Esports or electronic sports are the result of when the gaming world and the sports world collide. Esports are competitive video games that have morphed into sports and are now watched, played and adored by almost 500 million people across the globe. They capture the imagination and have great appeal for the new generations, who live in a digital world and have pastime activities closely related to it.
Watch this video by CNBC on the world of esports
See why NZ schools are engaging in esports
esports IN SCHOOLS
Gaming is becoming a major aspect of our children’s lives. Our kids are constantly surrounded by technology and the internet has become their social gathering place. Esports is now in over 80 secondary schools around the country who are using esports to help develop healthy gaming habits and confident, successful students.
HOW TO SUPPORT YOUR CHILD
One of the best ways to understand the world of esports, is to attend a live event. Our member organisations host live events throughout the year and we have many parents who can credit these events for helping them truly understand the passion, the skill and the community of esports. You can use the link below to connect with a local organisation.
Understanding what your child is doing is a major step to being able to support, connect with and protect your child in the digital world. Our knowledge base is full of additional articles for parents to understand the world of esports to help you make the best decisions for your child. You can also visit our front page for detailed information on a few popular esports
Just like you can over-train in any other sport, esports should be allowed in moderation. Research suggests diminishing returns on cognitive benefits after 2.5 – 3 hours. Consistent sleep, physical exercise, and other sporting activities are all valuable tools to improve performance and maintain a play life balance.
The New Zealand Esports Federation is a volunteer driven community filled with passionate individuals who are happy to share their experiences and expertise. Becoming a member not only helps support us, but connects you to our community, delivers up to date esports news, and resources straight to your inbox.
BENEFITS OF ESPORTS FOR YOUR CHILD
However, esports is a positive vehicle to help your child engage in gaming safely and to develop healthy gaming habits.
Esports is a new and emerging activity in our country. For many New Zealanders, it’s a new world that we don’t know a lot about and it can be intimidating to engage with.
Below are a few of the most common benefits of esports