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Posted: November 6, 2023

APS Esports Expo Set for Nov. 18

Event will showcase how esports positively affects students.

Improved spatial awareness. Enhanced multitasking skills. Teamwork.

Scholastic esports helps students develop those and other skills like fast-paced decision-making and communication. It can help students who have trouble fitting in find an outlet, leading to improvements in those students’ social lives, behavior, and grades. Esports also provides college scholarship opportunities, STEM opportunities, and a pathway to college.

Albuquerque Public Schools will be highlighting those benefits and more during the 2023 APS Esports Expo, an all-ages community event held annually. This year’s expo will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 18, at the Berna Facio Professional Development Center, 3315 Louisiana NE.

There will be games set up for community play, free pizza from Dion’s, and free beverages from Pepsi.

Scholastic esports is a competition between individuals or teams that takes place in video games. It teaches students to game, grow, and lead and is now a New Mexico Activities Association-approved activity.

During the Nov. 18 expo, elementary, middle, K-8, and high school students will demonstrate gaming by playing Rocket League, Super Smash Bros., Mario Kart, and more. Students, families, and people of all ages are welcome to attend.