ESports (or Electronic Sports) is a fairly new concept of competitive video gaming that is evolving into one of the largest entertainment industries in the world, equaling billions of dollars annual. Beyond the commercial success of Esports, they also provide opportunities for people to form communities, develop leadership skills, improve sportsmanship, and on and on. In education Esports are shown to improve students’ engagement in the school, improve test scores and attendance, stimulate interest in STEM related careers, and even provide scholarship opportunities.
Due to these reasons North High School will be starting their first Esports team for the 2019-2020 school year. More information to follow!
For posterity’s sake: The debut game of North’s Esports (President Stewart sets a good precedent with a victory).
Sponsor: Mr. Douglas firstname.lastname@example.org
President: Spencer Stewart
Treasurer: Ryan Palkoner
Schedule Manager: Madissen McFatridge