Esports Academy for Youths

for youths

for Youths

Learn. Compete. Make Friends.


The New Meta Academy offers an ideal platform for young gamers between the ages of 6 and 16 to improve their skills and learn important techniques through esports. Our course-certified coaches guide children to excellence in competitive gaming while developing critical thinking, problem-solving, and teamwork abilities.


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How it works

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How Does it Work?

Our academy channels your child’s passion for gaming into an opportunity to better their teamwork, communication, and leadership skills. With esports as our tool, we help transform your child’s gaming passion into a self-improvement journey.

‘Teams’ – cohorts of students at the same age and skill level – meet every week for 90-120 minute in-person coaching sessions. Here, they engage in team-play, game analysis, strategy discussions, drills, and competitive play.

Tournaments, Challenges, and Ranks

Ranks: Within the first 4 weeks of joining the Academy, players receive their rank (Bronze – Silver – Gold – Platinum – Diamond – Meta). This is a testament to both their skill level and their potential as team players, leaders, and students.

Competitions: Every 6 weeks, we run our Academy tournaments. Students put on their Play New Meta esports jersey to test and showcase what they have learned in a fun, competitive environment alongside their friends and teammates.

Contests and Ranks

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Why join

Why Join?

Competitive games develop cognitive skills, social skills, and ability to collaborate and work in a team, which are all incredibly important to your children as they learn to navigate an increasingly digital world. Through in-person training in inclusive, supportive and social community, the Play New Meta Academy gives your child space to explore their gaming passion and use video games as an outlet to improve their lives.

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Here’s what parents say about our academy, their experiences, and why they think Play New Meta Esports Academy will be crucial to their child’s development both as gamers and as future adults:

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