Category: Education

Nevada High Schools May Form eSports League

The Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association are deciding whether, “The popular games may soon be played at the hands of local students on the campuses of Nevada high schools,” reports News3LV.com. 

“By sanctioning Esports, students would be able to play in competitions going head-to-head, or controller-to-controller, vying for standings and trophies.”

One argument for move? Better grades for students.

Said Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association Executive Director  Bart Thompson: “Students who participate in sports and activities, graduate at a higher rate. They have higher great point averages, fewer disciplinary problems, fewer attendance problems, all of those types of things.”

 

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Georgia College Creates eSports Team

41NBC/WMGT reports: “Georgia College is embracing what the school says could be the future of collegiate sports, creating an esports team that plays against other schools in an NCAA conference.”

‘This could be an area of growth when it comes to collegiate sports so we wanted to be a bit more involved,’ Georgia College’s Assistant Athletic Director Al Weston said.”

“’I don’t know what I’m looking at because I don’t know the game but I can kind of get an idea of what goes into all that kind of stuff,’ Weston said. ‘[The team] practices, they do scrimmages and they’re really putting their all into representing Georgia College.’”