By Haylee Kopasz
E sports is the shorter name for Electronic sports. E sports were first played back in 1972 and eventually became more popular over the years. At our school the first team was in 2022, this is their third season. The teacher sponsor is Henry Grossen.
Pros to e-sports include learning how to be a good teammate and the chance to practice your teamwork skills. You get to participate in State and Regional competitions while learning passion for the sport. Another pro is that there are over 200 colleges with nearly $14 million dollars yearly that give scholarships to graduating high school students. E sport coach, Henry Grossen, said, “I strive to build character during stressful situations, develop discipline in both academics and each student’s chosen Esport Title, and of course build self-esteem and sportsmanship together with teammates who build bonds through encouragement and struggle during competition”
The meetings are held Tuesday after school, while the game days are Wednesdays and Thursdays after school. There are 15 different game title events that are available to participate in. This season we are participating in 6 different events, 3 are from the PlayVS League and three from High School Esports League (HSEL). The CHSAA PlayVS titles are Overwatch 2, Smash Bros. Ultimate, and Mario Kart. The HSEL titles are Apex, Rainbow 6 Siege.