Local youth provided with in-depth view of the new and emerging industry of esports as part of the Steve and Marjorie Harvey Foundation Summer STEM Camp with 100 Girls of Code.
ATLANTA, June 8 – Axis Replay hosted the Conyers chapter of 100 Girls of Code for an interactive day of learning about the gaming and esports industry.
The Conyers chapter of 100 Girls of Code visited Axis Replay on June 5, as a part of their four day summer camp. The Steve and Marjorie Harvey Foundation Summer STEM Camp engages the local youth in science and technology-related topics—from augmented reality to writing code or developing apps. On the third day of the camp, attendees between the ages of 9-15 were introduced to the world of gaming and esports at Axis Replay.
“As a woman entrepreneur in a very male dominated field, gender parity is something that’s important to me,” said Allie Young, CEO of Axis Replay. “I can’t think of a better place to inspire these kids with the world of gaming than here, where tournaments are held, and pro players practice everyday. Creating with code begins with hands-on, innovative thinking and what better environment and inspiration, than inside the fantasy world of gaming? ”
The summer campers were able to experience multiple sides of the esports industry, by engaging in popular game titles like “Super Smash Bros.,” “Fortnite,” and “Paladins,” competing in tournaments, and even helping out with the production side of an esports event broadcast.
“I’m so glad we were able to bring the kids into Axis Replay today.” said Danithea Ward, Conyers Chapter Organizer of 100 Girls of Code. “I really love the space – the environment, and how passionate the kids were about an up and coming industry. It was such an incredible experience for everyone.”
“It was so inspiring to see these young kids immersed in esports.” said Young, “These bright minds will grow up to shape not just the esports and gaming industry but our future. I can’t wait to see where they will take us next.”
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