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Extreme Networks Stakes Leadership Position with Increased Momentum in Red-Hot Esports Market Posted: 20/09/2019
Extreme Networks Stakes Leadership Position with Increased Momentum in Red-Hot Esports Market
Esports has reached a tipping point in its expansion from niche gatherings to large-scale, mainstream events and ongoing programs produced, hosted, and sponsored by major institutions. Thirty million in total prize money was awarded at this year’s Fortnite World Cup tournament where a 15-year-old teenager from London placed second and became a millionaire overnight. Today, Extreme Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXTR): reported strong momentum in the esports segment it serves – a lucrative and growing market that is spreading to schools all over the world, as primary and secondary schools and colleges increasingly use esports to recruit, engage, and retain students.
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Booming Esports Market Has More Than 70% of Schools Considering an Esports Program Posted: 09/09/2019
Booming Esports Market Has More Than 70% of Schools Considering an Esports Program
New data from Extreme Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXTR) and eCampus News shows that the esports industry is nascent, but growing rapidly. The report, which surveyed 281 technical and administrative leaders across K-12 and higher education in North America, Latin America, Asia Pacific, Europe, and Middle East, found that 1 in 5 schools already have an esports program, and 71% are considering or might consider adding an esports program in the future. Only 9% of schools cited lack of student interest as a reason for not having an esports program. The results underscore the momentum of the esports market and indicate that schools are embracing esports programs to boost student recruitment and retention, better prepare students for the job market, and blend on-campus and online experiences.
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