As esports continues to grow and undergo professionalization, new domains of interest continue to open up. Over the last several years we have become particularly excited about collegiate esports as a space where real interest in diversity and inclusion is already happening and could be further amplified.

Universities offer powerful opportunities for esports to address diversity and inclusion (as understood in terms of gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, class, etc.). From formal structures and tools (Title IX, codes of conduct, institutional diversity commitments) to social engagement and cultural practices (welcoming spaces, competition in a fun setting, sharing your fandom with others), campuses offer tremendous possibilities for esports to grow and support diverse and inclusive participation.

In this whitepaper we explore some major themes around diversity and inclusion in esports, including recommendations around Title IX.

To read more, download AnyKey’s fourth White Paper here.

 

Credit: TeSPA (2012)

Credit: TeSPA (2012)