WhiteHat Jr to host ESPORTS LAB connecting students with online gaming industry professionals

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WhiteHat Jr will host CreatorSpace: ESPORTS LAB, a free virtual event focused on inspiring and educating kids about the evolution of esports as a career opportunity.

The global event will feature top industry experts and ace gamers including Dr. Joey Gawrysiak and Christopher Scroggins, co-founders of EDGE Consulting (Esports Development and Growth Enterprise) and William Collis, the co-owner of Oxygen Esports, a diversified gaming consortium that includes the esports pro team OXG, the data analytics company Genji Analytics, and the LAN center chain Helix Esports.

CreatorSpace: ESPORTS LAB will be held on Saturday, 16 October 2021 at 7:30 PM and is open to students between six-18 years of age and their parents. The event is a part of WhiteHat Jr’s flagship virtual interactive learning series, CreatorSpace, which addresses a new topic each month with the help of world-renowned experts.

During the intensive, action-packed two-hour sessions, students will learn from experts about the evolution of esports, key events or competitions, trending games, industry challenges and participate in a live Q&A session with the event speakers.

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“The rising popularity of esports has unlocked an opportunity to turn a child’s love of gaming into a viable learning opportunity. The CreatorSpace: ESPORTS LAB will explore the evolution of gaming, providing a real behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to be a pro. Our mission has always been to unlock a student’s love for learning, and we are thrilled to be able to inspire and educate the next generation of competitive gamers,” said WhiteHat Jr CEO Trupti Mukker.

As part of WhiteHat Jr’s ongoing partnership with CreatorSpace, students have the opportunity to experience immersive sessions with renowned experts in various fields that range from music to space exploration. This series is one of the learning platform’s most popular monthly educational events, bringing together thousands of kids and their parents from around the world. Prior events featured global STEM leaders in the areas of math, coding, satellites, and gaming.

The event will be moderated and hosted by a model, actor, and television presenter known for being the host of the pre-match Indian Premier League, Samir Kochhar. The event is fully complimentary for all enthusiastic learners and their parents. 

Esports, a recognized sport in the USA, China, Germany, South Korea, and Sri Lanka, is on the rise in India. Investors are making a beeline sensing the growing user base in India. This sentiment is what has been precisely captured by Ernst & Young in its esports report titled ‘Ready. Set. Game ON!’.

According to it, the esports industry in India is expected to grow at a 46 percent CAGR to grow from Rs 2.5 billion in 2021 to Rs 11 billion by the financial year 2025.