NASEF Announces Beyond the Game™ Challenges For Fall 2021

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Beyond the Game™ Fall 2021

NASEF introduces a new series of Beyond the Game Challenges, where students in esports clubs can tap into their talent apart from their competitive teams.

Students with interests in the different sectors of the Esports Ecosystem are invited to learn new skills, expand their knowledge, and gain real experience in potential future career opportunities! We challenge and celebrate students with interests in a variety of roles within the Esports Ecosystem (Content Creators, Entrepreneurs, Strategists and Organizers). Beyond the Game Challenges are open to all active members in NASEF Clubs.

How It Works

Through the 2021-22 school year, we will be introducing a series of challenges that represent a different sector of the Esports Ecosystem. This November we are focusing on content creation.

Content creators help tell the story of each team, streamer, company, or organization they represent. These careers include: Journalists, Shoutcasters, Streamers, Software Developers, and Fandom Art & Media.


We will have three challenges:

  • Highs and Logos: Using digital media strategically by creating and sharing a logo will enhance your club’s work and make it recognizable by your peers. When everyone sees the logo, they’ll know it is associated with exciting opportunities! Design a unique logo for your club or team.
  • Getting into Character/Cosplay: Character concept artists and costume designers help bring characters and creatures to life. They draw inspiration from as little as a napkin sketch or as much as a full-blown narrative concept and generate ideas and craft designs that are compelling and iconic. Design an outfit, piece of clothing, or equipment from your favorite game character.
  • Bring the Game to Life: Build on the existing lore, characters, and worlds that exist within the esports realm. Design a unique character or world or an extension to an existing character or world from your favorite game.

Choose at least one challenge and submit your Challenge submission online at Flipgrid. Entries will be judged on:

  • Impact
  • Innovation
  • Technology
  • Presentation

You will have all of November and December to do this challenge. NASEF Members can submit entries for more than one Challenge. Members can also submit as individuals or as teams. See guidelines for submission details for each, and review each Challenge as the awards and requirements are specific to each Challenge.

We’re excited to see the entries from students around the world as you demonstrate your skills in Content Creation!

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