• Diane Gomez

eSports team gearing up for fall season

The Cairo High School eSports team, coached by English and Journalism teacher Mr. Layton Smith, is getting prepared for this upcoming season. If you're interested in competing this fall, see Mr. Smith on the 4th wing.

The cost for each student to participate this year will be $40; t-shirt uniforms will be $10.

This is the fourth season that CHS students will have the opportunity to compete in eSports, which is offered in both the fall and spring each school year. PlayVS is the company chosen by the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) to oversee Esports in the state of Georgia.

Much more than just video games, eSports is all about teamwork, communication, strategic thinking and leadership, according to the GHSA. To learn more, click here.

At Cairo High, eSports players currently compete in "League of Legends," a “team-based competitive game mode based on strategy and outplaying opponents.”

Each year, 200 colleges and universities offer 10 million dollars in scholarships to eSports; most of the scholarships each year are given to players of the eSport "League of Legends," one of the first major eSports with a competitive scene in college.

PlayVS has pushed the registration deadline back two weeks, to October 16, to give schools more time to prepare for the season. The season will now begin on October 19, playoffs will start on December 12, and Championships will be held on December 17.

Matches and practice matches this season will be held on Tuesdays at 4 p.m. in the Intech Lab next to Guidance.

Please see Mr. Smith to pick up a parent information and permission form with all the details on participation for this season.

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