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  • Report: The Guide to Esports

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    The Growing World of EsportsEsports, also known as competitive gaming, is revolutionizing how consumers watch, follow and engage with video games. The Guide to Esports is a comprehensive, global competitive gaming primer supported by video game trade associations across the United States, Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. The…

  • Report: Benefits of Video Games in K-12 Education

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    Video Games and EducationBenefits of Video Games in K-12 Education is a 2021 report produced by the Entertainment Software Association and the Higher Education Video Game Alliance that details how K-12 educators are using video games in classrooms across the U.S. to modernize learning opportunities and help students develop…

  • 2021 Essential Facts About the Video Game Industry

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    This year's 2021 Essential Facts About the Video Game Industry confirms that, in the last year during the global pandemic, people from all walks of life reached for video games to find joy, connection and a sense of belonging.

  • 2020 Essential Facts About the Video Game Industry

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    ESA's 2020 Essential Facts About the Video Game Industry answers frequently asked questions like who plays video games, why do people play video games and how and when do people play?

  • Video Game Industry Impact: California

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    California is famous for many things--including a vibrant video game industry. There are more than 619 video game company locations in the state, including offices for ­­2K, 505 Games, Activision Blizzard, Amazon Games, BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment, Capcom, Deep Silver, Electronic Arts, GungHo Online Entertainment, Intellivision Entertainment, Konami, XSEED Games, Natsume, NCSOFT, Nexon, Nintendo, NVIDIA, Riot Games,…

  • Video Game Industry Impact: North Carolina

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    North Carolina is famous for many things--including a vibrant video game industry. There are more than 47 video game company locations in the state, including offices for Epic Games, NVIDIA and Ubisoft. North Carolina's local video game ecosystem supports 7,497 jobs and drives over $1.25 billion in economic output for…

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