What is esports?
Esports officially stands for electronic sports, not to be confused with video games. Esports takes video gaming to another level with organized competitive gameplay between two teams, governed by its own strict set of rules and guidelines. The difference is comparable to a pick-up basketball game at a park versus a varsity high school basketball game. Esports requires teamwork, communication, critical and strategic thinking, creativity, sportsmanship, and leadership — much like traditional sports.
What does the high school experience look like?
Like any other high school sport or extracurricular activity, your student will attend team meetings, practices, and official matches. However, since esports is played online, there is no travel required throughout the regular season. Players compete at the OJHS campuse and are supervised by our couches. Currently through PlayVS, students can compete in teams of five for League of Legends and SMITE, and teams of three for Rocket League, three of the most popular titles in esports. Each school year is divided into two regular seasons, Fall and Spring, each with their own playoff season.
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What equipment does my student need to participate?
Our school district already has our computer lab outfitted with the equipment needed to participate on campus. Team game play during the season(s) does have a student fee. We will explore various options, such as team fund raisers, to help with these fees.
With their PlayVS season pass, students will receive in-game perks and free copies of games for an even playing field.