Grapevine looks to build on its local esports community

14 Apr 2021


Area leaders are expanding access to esports training, whether that means preparing kids for careers in the billion-dollar competitive gaming industry or finding new ways to build community among players.

This fall, Grapevine-Colleyville ISD will expand its high school esports program to middle schools, Chief Technology Officer Kyle Berger said.

In a separate initiative, Grapevine Public Library is opening an all-ages Esports Academy this summer for similar skill-building and mentorship, according to Chris Woodward, Grapevine’s technology librarian.

“If we can ... bridge the gap between the way our kids live and the way they learn, then we succeed in ...[reaching] our kids and building for the future,” Berger said. “This [is] one of those pathways.”

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