Introducing the Beyond the Game Challenges

Do you like graphic design, photography, or video editing? Are you curious about what goes on behind the scenes at an esports tournament or streamed event?

In January 2019, NASEF is launching their Beyond the Game Challenges, where esports clubs across North America can tap into their talent apart from their competitive teams. Here, students with interests in the different sectors of the Esports Ecosystem can learn new skills, expand their knowledge, and gain real experience in potential future career opportunities!

Interested in participating? Be sure to activate your esports club

Guidelines and Details

BTG Challenges - Recommended Schedule

How It Works

In the NASEF Club Portal, you will find the complete list of Beyond the Game Challenges. With each month, we have highlighted our recommendation on which challenges our esports Clubs should focus on. At the end of the identified month, we will feature a handful from each category!

How To Get Featured

Using Twitter, Instagram or Facebook, tag NASEF in your Beyond the Game Challenges directly, or use the hashtag #esportsBTG!

Esports Ecosystem

Diagram Citation: Anderson, Tsaasan, Reitman, Lee, Wu, Steele, Turner & Steinkuehler (2018)

Spring Beyond the Game Challenges Are Here!


Spring Beyond the Game Challenges are Due Friday, May 31, 2019



Looking for a cheat code for BTG Challenge "When I Grow Up: Interview an Esports Professional"? We'll be going live on Twitch with different esports professionals to provide you the content you need to write and submit for this challenge! 

All submissions will be reviewed by our BTG Judges Panel!

Select submissions will be eligible to receive mentorship sessions with industry professionals, promo, and NASEF swag!



  • Each winner (individual or team entry) will receive a mentor session with an esports industry professional or an esports collegiate leader
  • Copic Markers 12-Piece Basic Set
  • Blue Snowball iCE Condenser Microphone
  • Western Digital SSD Storage
  • $50 Amazon Gift Card
  • Logitech C922 Pro HD Stream Webcam
  • Pizza party for your Club (up of $50)
  • Recognition on the NASEF website and social media

* Please note some awards will be awarded to an individual student or team, depending on the award and entry type. See each Challenge for award details.


All students who submit a Challenge must:

  • Be an active member of a Club activated in the North America Scholastic Esports Federation in the United States or Canada.
  • Active Member for a student means completion of student and parent/guardian
    forms and student has met eligibility requirements. See Student Eligibility for
    more information.
  • Active Club means complete activation with the North America Scholastic Esports Federation. See Getting Started for more information.
  • All entries must be submitted at Beyond the Game Challenges or within your Club Portal by Friday, May 31, 2019 by 5:00pm PT|6:00pm MT|7:00pm CT|8:00pm ET.