London, UK – The future of grassroots youth esports is bright in London, where New Meta Gaming Arena, a local esports club is providing weekly training sessions to children aged 6-16 interested in learning and honing their gaming skills in titles such as Fortnite, Valorant, Rockety League and Minecraft. With a certified coach trained by the Esports Coaching Association (ECA), kids receive coaching that helps them improve their gaming abilities, mental toughness, and physical fitness.
Esports is a rapidly growing industry, and its popularity among youth is increasing every year. According to Fortune Business Insights, the global esports market is expected to grow to a value of $5.48 billion by 2029, and according to NewZoo, there are currently over 400 million esports viewers worldwide. In addition, a growing number of young people globally are participating in esports and streaming esports globally.
Recognizing the potential of esports and the importance of educated coaches, the ECA was established to provide esports coaching certification and ready-to-run programs to individuals and organizations running youth esports programs. The ECA is committed to bringing in-person structured youth esports training to the esports industry and becoming the industry standard for grassroots youth esports coaching and programming.
At the local esports club in London, kids gather every week for 60-90 minute training sessions led by a certified coach trained by the ECA. The club offers a safe and supportive environment for children to learn and practice their gaming skills, while also developing teamwork and sportsmanship.
According to Max the club’s head coach, “Esports can help kids develop critical thinking, problem-solving, and communication skills, while also fostering a sense of community and belonging.” The esports training sessions are open to all children of all skills interested in gaming, regardless of their experience level, and Max works closely with each child to help them reach their goals.
Through the support of the ECA and the dedication of the local esports club, kids in London are discovering a new passion for esports and are receiving the coaching and resources needed to take their skills to the next level.
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Eduard Kim Ólafur Steinarsson