The world is at a tipping point; we're at the edge of the volcano looming in. Unmitigated climate change, driven by humankind's excesses, is rapidly and irreversibly bringing human civilization as we know it into question, as our planet retaliates against us. This situation is untenable, and unless rapid and concerted action is taking to mitigate past damages, reverse the impact we've already had, and lessen the burden of future generations, the end game is catastrophic. Esports' role in this goes undiscussed and unaddressed. It is our duty to change that.
We shall be as a City upon a Hill
The climate, and broader ecological, impact of esports is immense, both in real terms as well as in relation to its ability to generate revenues internally. On average, gaming computers are about 6 times as power-consumptive as traditional office computers. And unlike other industries, esports activities are mostly done in the home, which means that EPA reporting is insufficient in describing esports' impact per se. Despite this, little is being done to track power consumption and estimate climate emissions from esports-related activities. The development of domestic esports lounges and arenas poses similar concerns, with the additional concerns of transit and cross-chain emissions.
This is where esports.eco enters the playing field. Our commitment is first and foremost to a healthful and sustainable esports industry throughout the United States. This means coordinating the industry around a concerted program of reporting, offsetting, removal, reduction, reuse, and recycling. Our priority, then, is to incrementally increase industry participation in climate action over time and to sustain and grow it thereafter. In doing so, we believe we can model local sustainability efforts in this industry and meaningfully contribute to the United Nations' goals of no greater than 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit global climate change, a 50% emissions reduction by 2030, and net zero by 2040.
Partnering for Industry-wide Action
esports.eco is a collaboration between the United States Esports Association and the Amateur Esports Association. Aligned by our shared vision for a healthful and sustainable esports ecosystem, we're committed to bringing climate action to esports clubs throughout the country.