The Costs of Esports

Collegiate Track

10/09/20, 10:30AM - 11:00 AM PT

About the Workshop

We will get into what esports can cost when implementing and maintain it. Participants in this session will model different types of programs to understand the complexity of starting esports on a campus. We will focus on academic programs, student life programs, athletics programs, and hybrid programs. The goal of this session is to have attendees understand funding an esports program regardless of scale.

Joe McAllister

Education Esports Expert, CDWG

Joe McAllister is a nerdthelete. Joe is a former high school teacher. During his time in the classroom he lead the varsity wrestling team, supported the gaming club and served on his school’s one to one device board. Joe has worked with hundreds schools, both in K12 and Higher Education, to help with their esports programs. He can speak to stakeholders in athletics, curriculum, IT and leadership as he has lived in each of those worlds. His understanding of those roles and what is important to each of them has led to the success of CDW•G's esports in education initiative.