Stuff and things

Find Free Agents

Browse the players who have listed themselves as free agents who are interested in engaging with new clans, teams, and organizational opportunities.

Aaross Avatar
Aaross GYO Verified

Member since Feb 26, 2019

Utah Competitive

OddOtter Avatar
OddOtter GYO Verified

Member since Apr 01, 2019

NA

grizzlechunk Avatar
grizzlechunk GYO Verified

Member since Mar 11, 2019

North America Competitive

Big Marshmallow Avatar
Big Marshmallow GYO Verified

Member since Feb 21, 2019

Mix

digitaldoctor Avatar
digitaldoctor GYO Verified

Member since Jan 21, 2020

NA (Midwest) Mix

Ezreal nub na Avatar
Ezreal nub na

Member since Jun 05, 2020

NA (Midwest) Competitive

bravado Avatar
bravado

Member since Oct 17, 2019

NA (East) Competitive

Jcole19 Avatar
Jcole19 GYO Verified

Member since Feb 21, 2020

NA (West) Mix

T Avatar
T

Member since Feb 16, 2019

NA - CA - GTA

Khatumechanics Avatar
Khatumechanics

Member since Jan 17, 2020

NA (West) Mix

nyxoy Avatar
nyxoy

Member since Feb 09, 2020

EU (East)

LiriB Avatar
LiriB GYO Verified

Member since Feb 14, 2019

North EU Competitive

Browse All

Tap and drag left and right to view full table

Summoning Dragons... please wait.

Latest NewsView All Posts

League Of Legends Volibear rework is roaring to go

After growing a little threadbear over the years, Volibear now has a spiffy new look in League Of Legends and some new abilities. He’s here, he’s hairy, and he’s crackling with lightning. If you go down to the jungle today, you’re sure of a big surprise – not just because of what bears usually do in the woods. (more…)

This League Of Legends player's mispress turned into a crab-powered victory

Hitting the wrong hotkey during a MOBA is usually cause for great embarrassment and disparagement. For one lucky League Of Legends team recently, a slip-up miraculously turned into swift and accidental victory. League player “MarviAkaMarv” this week shared a cracking little video of a surprising win that came about after accidentally summoning a giant monster when they meant to do something far more mundane. It is not: high-level play. It is: a pretty great turn of events to watch. (more…)

League Of Legends client speed improvements have hit some snags

Several months into a project to improve the League Of Legends client, Riot Games say they’ve made measurable improvements but also hit a few snags. After making progress enzoomening client startup times, Riot say it actually backslid a bit. But they’re not done, they think some slowdown might be caused by the state of *frantic gesture* all this, and they have more plans for speed boosts. Maybe this time they actually will fix the client. (more…)

Want to compete for a free PS4, Xbox One, or Switch Lite? Invite your friends!

Hello Rocket League Competitors in the Qurantine Cup!  We are so STOKED to kick off the Quarantine Cup THIS Monday, April 20! 

We want to invite you to invite your classmates and colleagues to compete as well for three reasons:

Reason #1: The top player in the Quarantine Cup from the school with the most participants will receive a free PS4, Xbox One, or Nintendo Switch Lite!  Say what?  Boom!  Right now the front runner is Central Michigan University with 24 registered.  So tag your friends for your chance to compete for the big prize!

 

Reason #3: More Players, more fun!  

So tag your friends, send them a text, give em a ring, ping them on Discord, and get them to sign up here on Gyo or through the portal at www.taikai.gg/play

Also, please set up and form your 3v3 team for Rocket League.  If you do not have a team we cannot guarantee that you will get to play in Rocket League.  You can create your team here: https://gyo.gg/teams/create/

Stay tuned for more updates, and we can't wait to watch you compete in your first match at 6 PM CST on Monday, April 20!

Let's Taikai!

Indiana Soccer Association and GYO Score Announce Partnership

Indiana Soccer Association and leading esports and gaming sabermetrics platform GYO Score have partnered to announce the “Keep Kids Playing” campaign, an effort to enable Indiana Soccer’s youth soccer organizations to continue playing with their teammates in esports competitions during Indiana Soccer’s Coronavirus outdoor soccer suspension. Clubs and players will register for free on the GYO Score esports platform and the Champions eLeague Series will then provide an outlet for soccer players & coaches to remain connected, compete, play and learn within a safe, digital environment.

The Correlation Between Esports and Desired College Majors

General Findings

A recent study developed and hosted on GYO Score reveals esports athletes are more inclined to pursue college majors in STEM than any other field. The GYO survey was conducted as part of their recruiting profile creation process and involved 1,156 esports players at both high school and collegiate levels who completed all or some of the demographic survey questions.

 

Of the 1,029 esports athletes who answered questions about their desired major, a whopping 52.6% answered that they are primarily interested to pursue college majors in the Sciences category. The Sciences category includes majors such as:

 

Computer Science / Computer Programming

Nursing

Engineering

Applied Sciences

Additional STEM-related fields

The entire list can be found in the full report

 

 

Graph 1. Demonstrates the correlation between high school/collegiate esports athletes and their desired college majors. 

 

The report found that athletes were interested in business and finance majors with nearly 11.1% of respondents saying so. The field includes majors such as:

 

Business

Finance

Economics

Accounting

The entire list can be found in the full report

 

The GYO platform study found that only 24.4% of esports athletes are interested in business/finance and arts degrees (13.3%). Arts degrees include majors such as:

 

Art design

Graphic design

Fashion

Acting

The entire list can be found in the full report


 

Photo by Anthony Brolin on Unsplash

 

Esports Athletes Compared to Traditional Sport Athletes

When compared to traditional athletics, esports players appear to have a higher variety of desired majors and study focuses than athletes pursuing a path with traditional sports such as football and basketball.  In 2016, a Bleacher Report study found college football athletes pursued degrees in business/finance and arts/social sciences much more heavily than degrees related to STEM degrees. Due to the methodology of the Bleacher Report study, direct comparison is not possible, as they have provided results with differing major groupings that are incompatible with the GYO study results.  However, the Bleacher Report results do show a much higher percentage of college football athletes gravitate towards business and social sciences than STEM-related majors, with only 9% of studies athletes falling into the “Arts and Sciences” category of the study


 

TOTALS

Communication

323

Sociology/Social Science

294

Business

291

General/Interdisciplinary

289

Arts and Sciences

195

Sports Management

186

Criminal Justice/Criminology

151

Kinesiology

150

Finance

125

Business Administration

120

.

 

These findings are supported further by a study on major “clustering” by traditional athletes as published in the Journal of Intercollegiate Sport, 2010.  In the study, the authors, Sanders and Hildenbrand, point to the clustering of traditional athletes towards the social science majors.  This effect appears enhanced when the athletes pursue high-profile sports such as college football, men’s basketball, and women’s basketball and is also influenced by race and gender of the participants.

 

The Concept of an “Esports” Major

With esports becoming a prominent form of entertainment, esports athletes are keen on the idea of entering an esports collegiate program or gaming-related major. Approximately 13.2% of surveyed athletes would be interested in a major related to gaming and esports.  As “Esports” is not currently a major with a clear delineation in most major institutions, the study noted a variety of write-in responses that were counted towards the “Esports & Gaming Major” category featured in this study. Some of the included responses were “Esports Player”, “Esports Coach”, and “Esports Management”. 

 

For these players, they may be seeking study options that are similar to “Sports Management” programs which are significantly popular with traditional athletes. While further study is warranted in this case, there does appear to be a strong desire among respondents to somehow study a field in college that allows them to stay within the esports industry section following graduation.

 

Finally, 5.3% of respondents listed Unknown or Unsure about their interested college majors and 4.4% have been categorized as “Other”.

 

Full report

 

The full report can be requested below for academic professionals and students with an eligible and active email address registered to their school or academy (jon@university.edu).

 

Click to request the full report.

 

Methodology

 

GYO Score is an esports and gaming sabermetrics platform that seeks to discover gaming talent early and often through advanced statistics processing. This report collected responses from 1,156 GYO platform users via a scholarship recruitment survey. It’s important to note that data presented in this study relied on player self-reporting, which can introduce issues such as, but not limited to, selective memory and exaggeration. GYO grouped together majors when results were similar enough to one another to reasonably assume the answers were the same (i.e. “Computer Science” and “Computer Sciences” answers were grouped together, as were “Criminal Studies” and “Criminology”). GYO removed data that appeared to be erroneously entered or captured, such as dates out of range and improperly formatted answers.  Statistical testing was not conducted in this study, and the research conducted was exploratory. Future research could explore other behavior.

Join GYO for Free Today!

Access to gameplay data and a network of clans, teams, and players is free.
Join us and level up your game!

Sign Up
×


Summoning Dragons...
please wait.