The Latest Esports News & Resources

Esports is emerging quickly around the world. Global technology providers are expanding and evolving rapidly alongside this demanding market in order to present the utmost quality of products and services for your students. ILTPP’s evergrowing list of partners can help you navigate the waters of esports.

The Latest Update from the Illinois High School Esports Association (IHSEA)

Why Esports?

Benefits of esports include hand-eye coordination, problem-solving skills, and critical thinking skills. With many scholarships and grants available, both students and schools can benefit financially from the implementation of an esports team.


The National Association of Esports Coaches and Directors (NAECAD – pronounced Nay-cad), is the primary professional organization for competitive esports coaches and directors at all levels of competitive play (club, high school, college, and professional). The NAECAD mission is to serve, legitimize, and advance competitive esports at all levels with NAECAD members at the epicenter of leadership, advocacy, and professional development. As an advocate for professional development for esports coaches and directors, the NAECAD is committed to bringing quality learning opportunities to the sport. This includes providing structured professional development pathways for esports coaches and directors (NAECAD-CP), publications like the Guide to Esports, as well as regional clinics and national conventions. Learn more about at NAECAD.org and follow on Twitter @TheNAECAD.


Not Sure Where to Get Started?

Over 50 schools in Illinois alone have already assembled esports clubs and are competing on national levels. To learn how to quickly and easily launch an esports program at your school, check out the resourceful links within the dedicated vendor pages below.

ILTPP Partners with Esports Offerings Under Contract

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