Esports education and management platform Gameplan has bolstered its staff through the hiring of Chris Aviles.
Aviles joins the platform as its Product Evangelist, with his aim to ‘advance scholastic esports’ in North America and to integrate gaming into educational settings.
Aviles is no stranger to scholastic esports. In March 2019, he founded non-profit organisation Garden State Esports which hosts a range of scholastic tournaments across the United States. In addition to Aviles joining Gameplan, the platform has partnered with the organisation.
Owned by Learn2Esports, Gameplan enables teachers to access and create esports-focused lessons and is available in over 300 schools across the world. The platform is used by several entities including UK-based organisation Guild Esports, streaming platform Twitch, and aim training tool Aim Lab.
In addition to his role as Product Evangelist at Gameplan, Aviles will continue his role as an Advisory Board Member for the Riot Scholastic Association of America, the governing body of scholastic and collegiate League of Legends and VALORANT.
Gameplan continues to consolidate its position as one of the biggest esports educational platforms in the world. In January 2022, the platform partnered with fellow scholastic esports platform Generation Esports to allow High School Esports League (HSEL) coaches to train their players more effectively.
Aviles commented: “Joining Gameplan marks a significant moment in my career. Having been approached by several leaders in the industry, I chose Gameplan for its unmatched commitment to revolutionising esports education.
“I’m excited to bring my expertise to the table, helping Gameplan reach new heights and expand its impact in the educational sector. Together, we’re committed to offering unparalleled learning experiences that truly make a difference.”