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Seeing- i2i is in the process of setting up bi monthly Esports gaming meets in DC and Dallas where youth will get a chance to teach older adults how to “up” their game.
If you spend time with teens or young adults, you might have noticed a trend: A lot of these people are damn good at gaming. Like insanely crazy good.
Why is this relevant? Because e-sports is a HUGE deal. Over 80 colleges are already offering e-sports scholarships, and that number continues increasing. Over 2500 Esports jobs were posted in the first half of 2018 by 681 companies in 36 countries and 28 states. This isn’t a trend. It’s the future.
If youth help older adults learn to play NBA2k, youth can use their tutoring experience to land themselves esports scholarships and high paying esports jobs. Knowledge of the game can be an asset for youth seeking leadership positions in the NBA, where gender need not be a barrier to entry.
If you’re an adult, especially one working in an NBA office, think about offering yourself up as a gaming student or a teaching assistant. You could be become a mentor, a friend, a professional reference, and the key to providing financially challenged youth with a new path to a leadership position in the sports industry.
Are you a teen or younger adult in the D.C. or Dallas area who is a skilled gamer, or do you want to become one? If so, contact us. Come on, we’re talking about gaming in a cool office location with comfy chairs and free food and drinks. You get to be in charge and teach people how to game. And then you can take that gaming tutoring time and translate it into resume or college application experience. Not a second of time gaming with us is wasted time: it’s all for a bigger purpose- your future.
Intergenerational gaming leads to intergenerational friendships which help both generations feel a sense of purpose, perspective and belonging. Gaming together can just be a good time. You can make friends. And talk basketball. And teach people. And learn. Gender, age, disabilities: none of that matters when you play. Contact us, and we just might change how people think about gaming and friends.
A special message to the ladies out there: If you want to play, contact us. You can be an expert or a total newbie who has never played a single video game. NBA2k, and ALL Esports should include the daughters, moms, wives, partners, girlfriends, grandmas, aunts, and the rest of us. We aim to provide a welcoming gaming experience open to everyone.
SPECIAL THANKS TO ENCORE.ORG FOR NAMING SEEING-i2i.COM AS A WINNER IN THE 2018 GEN2GEN ENCORE PRIZE!
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