Breathitt High School would like to gain interest from students who would be interested in participating on a Esports team.
What is esports?
Esports takes video gaming to another level with organized competitive gameplay between two teams, governed by its own strict set of rules and guidelines. It demands critical thinking, communication, teamwork and creativity in order for students to succeed.
Today, esports is growing exponentially with over 400 million fans worldwide and regularly selling out arenas around the world. Currently, there are more than 200 colleges and universities offering almost tens of millions of dollars in scholarships. Establishing esports in high school enables students to do what they love and provides them with additional opportunities to earn recognition.
Benefits of Esports
Students build character and develop discipline, self-esteem and sportsmanship through practice and gameplay.
Esports are co-ed, inclusive, and engage students who might not otherwise participate in school athletics or activities.
Esports players are often interested in STEM classes and programs. A high percentage of collegiate esports players select STEM majors.
More than 200 colleges and universities offer esports scholarships and are actively recruiting players for esports programs.