KANSAS CITY, Missouri – Super Bowl LIV is set to be one of the biggest Super Bowls yet, and a duo from Kansas City has seen its massive scale as an opportunity to promote other games.
These eSports enthusiasts from the metro intend to make use of the match-up of the Sunday Chiefs-49ers to set up a platform for tech education. They seek to use this time to promote eSports to potential e-athletes from the high school age group down.
This move by these eSports enthusiasts marks the continued expansion of the world of eSports, from humble LAN parties in garages to stages as big as the Super Bowl.
The duo is comprised of Abdulrasheed Yahaya and Bubba Gaeddert, based in an office near Kansas City’s River Market. The two work for Midwest eSports and Varsity eSports Foundation, respectively, but will be teaming up to promote eSports at the Super Bowl from Thursday onwards.
At the Super Bowl, Yahaya and Gaeddert will be helping to facilitate the NFL Alumni Player Network event. The event has the capacity to accommodate more than 800 children this time – an all-time best – and the duo will inform them about careers in eSports, as well as in STEM.
Yahaya and Gaeddert are themselves massive fans of the Kansas City Chiefs, and consider it an honor to be in Miami to talk to children about a tech curriculum that they’re very passionate about as well.
This curriculum is currently in use in over 2,500 schools throughout the United States.
The duo said that they’ll also help set up a Madden 20 tournament for the kids, in keeping with the theme of the Super Bowl and to better teach the children about the tech world and tech professions.
According to Gaeddert, the world of tech is no longer simply professional or collegiate. Schools are now instating varsity programs for eSports. Gaeddert says that in this environment, they want to provide students with better equipment, knowledge, and opportunities to move forward in the world of tech.
This, says Gaeddert, is vital in fostering the new generation’s tech skills, so they can make things that no one from their generation had even thought about yet..
Yahaya said that this synchronization with the Super Bowl will allow fans of both eSports and real-life sports to see the synergy between both concepts. According to him, this also relieves video games of some of the stigma that it still possesses.