Play and Learning Through Esports: Korea Scholastic Esports Federation To Implement Scholastic Esports Programs as it Creates a NASEF Affiliate
Strong international network enables Korea Scholastic Esports Federation to offer significant learning opportunities related to esports while expanding tournament play through the North America Scholastic Esports Federation
(Seoul, KOREA, April 1st, 2021) – Esports are booming, and students in Korea are excited to not just play the games, but to pursue related careers. To support this thirst for competition and education, the Korea Scholastic Esports Federation/KSEF has just become an affiliate of the North America Scholastic Esports Federation. NASEF will provide free tournaments, programs, curriculum, and expertise to help scholastic esports grow and thrive in Korea.
NASEF leverages massive student interest in team-based competitive video gaming, offering meaningful career and STEM education alongside tournaments. Students learn about possible career pathways, enter Beyond the Game creative and analytic challenges, manage clubs and events and fundraising, and compete in tournaments in popular titles including but not limited to: League of Legend, Overwatch, Valorant, Battle Ground, Fifa, Cart Rider, Brawl Stars, and Minecraft.
“KSEF was established to set up a positive esports education system within institutional education for the development of the Korean game industry and esports industry. Through NASEF's research and activities, which are showing remarkable results, it is expected that the scholastic esports education program will be effective in Korea. We are looking forward to a great collaboration,” said Samha Choi, Representative of KSEF.”
The KSEF vision is to create and foster competitive esports programs through the lens of academics and learning in Korea middle schools and high schools by providing assistance, organizing tournaments, and presenting information to schools and advisers. NASEF offers a unique focus on diversity with an emphasis on cultivating talents in potentially underserved populations and provide a pathway to college scholarships and careers in the gaming industry.
“Research demonstrates the effectiveness of esports as a tool for meaningful STEM and social-emotional learning,” said Gerald Solomon, founder and executive director of NASEF. “We’re thrilled to have KSEF in the NASEF family, where educators will be able to learn best practices from other community networks with experience implementing scholastic esports programs. Of course, the students will be thrilled to take part in huge tournaments in popular games. We’re excited to support the KSEF and see the growth across Korea in the coming years.”
About the North America Scholastic Esports Federation
NASEF is on a mission to provide opportunities for ALL students to use esports as a platform to acquire critical communication, collaboration, and problem-solving skills needed to thrive in work and in life. The Federation’s core values are intertwined through all aspects of education and play: learning, opportunity, community, diversity, and respect.