What is ESports?

Do you want to put your mad video-game skills to use?

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Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA) just announced a new sport: ESports, short for Electronic Sports. This new league is for—yep, you guessed it—video gamers. 

Schools all across Colorado can start forming teams to compete in this online platform. All teams are co-ed and no-cut, and each team needs at least one coach and a recommended minimum of 15 students. 

These athletes will battle other schools in the state from the comfort of their own campus, which is only one of the many benefits of ESports. The CHSAA website describes how these students can “develop their character,” participate in STEM-related activities, and even earn college scholarships. 

On top of these, CHSAA also says that ESports will provide an opportunity for more students to join an extracurricular activity “who might not otherwise participate in school athletics or activities.” 

Esports will be a fall and spring sport. The fall pre-season starts the week of October 14th, and the first week of matches starts October 21st. According to Mr. Shelton, Broomfield’s ESports team will play the games, “League of Legends” and “Rocket League.”  

The BHS staff is meeting later this week to figure out coaches and days, times, and places of practices. Check back next week for more information, or go see Mr. Shelton for details!

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