Gaming is about community.
Engaging that community is the goal of any successful esports program. Fans, students, players, and coaches all need to invest into your project for it to be successful. It’s not enough to have a good League of Legends team, you need a structure around it to truly reap the benefits that esports offer.
The competitive community is the face of your organization as it participates in formalized esports events. Whether your team plays for a school, and organization, or a professional brand, these players are the ones that your casual community rallies around.
The casual community is the lifeblood of any esports program. These are the players who make everything possible, they watch your content, they participate in your events, and they give your competitive players the community to play for.
Communities on Campus
Fighting Games, Sports Games, Racing Gamers, console gamers have it all. Consoles are great options for schools, as they engage a wide player base and are easy to maintain.
As esports are currently comprised, computer gamers are the primary focus of many of the largest esports games. League of Legends, Dota 2, Counter Strike: Global Offensive all boast large PC based reach. Computers are more expensive and take more to maintain.
The original gamers. Board Games, Card Games, Miniatures, Table Top gamers are one of the most often under served gaming cultures on campus.