BALANCED CTO, Corey Clark Ph.D. was quoted in the article Esports Meets Education: UIL Considers Proposal to Sanction Competitive Gaming in Texas High Schools, featured on the Dallas Innovates technology news site. The article takes a look at the proposal to add competitive gaming, aka “esports”, as a UIL-sanctioned and governed activity at Texas high schools. Dr. Clark was asked to provide his perspective on the proposed changes:
Corey Clark, Ph.D., chief technology officer at BALANCED Media | Technology and deputy director of research at Southern Methodist University’s Guildhall, has years of experience researching video games and associated technology. He believes that the UIL sanctioning esports would help foster the next generation of players.
“Having sanctioned UIL competitive gaming will help create more opportunities for those students through college scholarships as well as pathways to become professional esports players,” Clark said. “The sooner high school and collegiate leagues become more formalized, the sooner more opportunities will arise for those who are already engaged in this area.”