Building an Esports Lab/Arena

Level Up Learning with the Esports in Education Series

Esports has the potential to drive student success by boosting engagement and fostering lifelong skills. As it continues to intersect education and grow in the space, many academic institutions want to develop their own programs and are looking for the expertise to get started. Join our team of education strategists (and esports enthusiasts) for the 2024 Esports in Education Series to gain valuable insights and obtain practical tips.

Whether you’re an educator looking to incorporate esports in your curriculum, a staff member seeking to improve your esports program, or an administrator interested in the world of esports, discover the impact esports can have on teaching and learning by attending these virtual sessions. You’ll have the opportunity to explore:

  • Establishing an esports program in K12 and Higher Ed
  • Healthy gaming habits for players
  • The value of non-player roles
  • Accessibility, diversity, equity, and inclusion in esports
  • Esports in pop culture and MORE


Join in the April Session

Do you want to create an esports lab or arena that attracts and engages gamers of all levels and backgrounds? We will bring on industry expert panelists to share their insights about helping education institutions outfit esports spaces.

You will learn how to design an esports space that meets your goals, budget, and space constraints, whether you are starting from scratch or converting an existing space. You will also learn how to choose the right hardware, software, network, furniture, lighting, and decorations for your esports space, as well as how to ensure accessibility, diversity, equity, and inclusion for your esports community.

Don’t miss this chance to gain valuable insights and tips from experts and peers on how to build an esports lab or arena that rocks. Register now and get ready to level up your esports game!

Contact your dedicated Account Manager:

John Buttita
Sales Manager

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Everything Esports

Building an esports program can feel like a daunting task. There are lots of questions that new programs need to answer if they want to set their students up for sustained success. But how can you get up and running if you’re still on level 1?

If you’re ready to press “start” on your school’s esports program, join us for answers and insights into building and sustaining an esports program. A trio of experts will be on hand to share their experiences, answer your questions, and highlight:

  • Keys to selecting a space in your school
  • Equipment requirements and recommendations
  • Networking permissions
  • Tips for selecting and utilizing streaming accessories
  • How to fund your program
  • Other considerations for creating a functional, collaborative space

Our guest experts include a current esports coach, as well as a technology director serving a school-based esports program and a representative from a leading esports vendor. Come with your questions, and get ready to level up esports at your school!


Lisa Schwartz

Regional Educational Technology Coordinator | West Central Region, Learning Technology Center

Josh Knutson

Gravity Gaming Solutions Director, ByteSpeed

Jarrod Rackauskas

Head Coach, Esports, Heartland Community College

Michael Smith

Technology Director, Liberty CUSD 2

Contact your dedicated Account Manager at ByteSpeed to help you pull quotes on the latest equipment needed for your eSports team. Make sure to mention ILTPP to take advantage of the contract pricing.

Brian Hoots 
Account Manager

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Illinois Esports Conference RSVP

Bytespeed will join the Illinois High School Esports Association (IHSEA)  in hosting the 2023 Illinois Esports Conference on Saturday, April 15th, in Franklin Park, IL, from 9 AM-5 PM.  (East Leyden HS).

The IHSEA is a not-for-profit organization started and run by Illinois educators.  The organization is committed to providing the tools and opportunities for high school students to participate in this fast-growing sport at a very affordable price.  This year’s conference will focus on helping new schools bring Esports to their communities and strengthen the existing membership programs.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn more about how to get your program off the ground!  Please RSVP in the link below to show your interest and get more details on the schedule of events. If you have questions, contact our Bytespeed Account Manager, Brian Hoots.

Contact your dedicated Account Manager:

Brian Hoots
Account Manager

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SHI Presents: Esports Battle Academy – Winter Saga 2022

SHI has partnered with Ultimate Gaming Championship, Intel, LG, and Logitech to develop a FREE esports tournament for high school and college students. Compete in an epic suite of tournament showcases under the banner of your high school or college for a chance to win scholarships, an esports kit, and a custom jersey.

To register for this exciting tournament, please visit


SHI can support your school’s esports needs at any level of program adoption, and they also offer free esports consultations.


Contact your dedicated Account Manager:

Kyle Thomas
SM SLED Manager

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