Florida Scholastic Esports League Founder and Teachers to Lead Esports Sessions at FETC

Students and teachers to share how overwhelmingly popular scholastic esports are teaching career skills like design, marketing, event planning, data analytics


(Miami, Florida – January 15, 2020) – As esports explode in popularity, the Florida Scholastic Esports League (FLSEL) is growing rapidly in its inaugural season. Educators have seen that scholastic esports can be a phenomenal tool for reaching students and drawing them into meaningful learning that will last a lifetime.

FLSEL is an affiliate of the North America Scholastic Esports Federation (NASEF), the leading high school esports organization and the only one that focuses first and always on the scholastic benefits of the esports environment.

At FETC 2020, attendees can learn how esports are the “Trojan horse” for education around myriad high-demand STEAM careers. Speakers include Gerald Solomon, the founder of NASEF; Mark Deppe, commissioner of NASEF; and many educators from different high schools from the Miami-Dade County Public Schools as well as Broward County Public Schools. Additionally, dozens of students will play in tournaments in FETC’s Esports Theater. They will also discuss their experience in esports-centric classes, including how they organize and manage tournaments for their schools.

“FLSEL offers opportunities to students across the state to expand their STEM and career skills in a fun esports environment,” said Laylah Bulman, NASEF’s chief esports strategist in Florida. “Come to FETC and meet the students and see what they’re doing. You’ll be impressed!”

NASEF has completed two years of research into the efficacy of esports for education; details are found in a press release to be shared at FETC. That release will be available in the NASEF online press room after January 15, 2020.

Find detailed descriptions of each session in the agenda at FETC.org or in the conference app.


About the Florida Scholastic Esports League

FLSEL is an affiliate of the North America Scholastic Esports Federation. Both are working to ensure that ALL students possess the knowledge and skills needed to be society’s game changers: educated, productive, and empathetic individuals. Their mission is 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. NASEF’s core values are intertwined through all aspects of education and play: learning, opportunity, community, diversity, and respect.

Learn more at www.flsel.org and  www.esportsfed.org. Find ongoing posts about the activity in Florida on Twitter, @NASEFeduFlorida.