Last month, the ggCircuit team recently unveiled new updates and improvements to ggLeap 3.0 which added the new Arcade feature that enables esports venues to create gaming events that will allow gamers to appear at the leaderboard and win Coins. More than just bragging rights, the Coins can be exchanged for prizes.
The successful release of ggLeap 3.0 introduced the coupon system that enabled players to get a reservation in an otherwise busy esports venue. This feature along with other quality-of-life improvements gave esports venue owners around the world superb control over their business. However, ggLeap 3.0 is a gift that keeps on giving and we have released yet another major feature that will bring competitiveness among gamers in the ggCircuit network.
The ggCircuit team has seen plenty of great-looking esports venues during our many years of working in this industry. So seeing a new venue with all the bells and whistles that would make it stand out is unique in the gaming center industry. However, when the team saw the pictures and videos of our SpecOps team when they made a trip to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia for an on-site service assignment, our expectations were blown away.
Esports is getting much more attention now as a competitive platform in educational institutions, from K-12 to universities. Opening an esports facility for these initiatives is a complex process requiring much more work than just setting up several gaming machines in a computer lab.
ggCircuit was invited by the Association of College Unions International to host a webinar to discuss university esports venues. We talked about the important things needed for a university to consider before opening an esports facility, esports technologies, and more.
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The esports industry has been growing steadily for the past couple of decades due to the rise in the popularity of online multiplayer games. In addition, universities saw that many students are interested in competitive gaming. This led to the introduction of varsity esports programs and the construction of esports arenas and facilities within campuses.
The growth of esports becomes even more palpable with the opening of every gaming hub. Last November 2022, Purdue University — through the Purdue Memorial Union — jumped onto the esports bandwagon with the opening of its new esports lab — the Boiler Gaming Mine.
The rise of esports has led a significant number of colleges and K-12 schools to adopt online gaming as part of their extracurricular activities and programs. While not yet widely accepted as traditional sports, competitive video games are slowly being integrated into schools.
There are around 1.3 billion PC gamers worldwide. As the gaming and streaming industry continues to grow every year, gamers are becoming more competitive. To retain their edge, they constantly demand better computer hardware. Aside from the graphics card, no other computer part is as essential for gamers, streamers, and content creators as the central processing unit (CPU).