Thomas County Central High School is promoting teamwork and school involvement through embracing the world of competitive virtual gaming.
Computer science teacher Mark Thompson and Athletics Director Samuel Holland have joined forces to form the school’s first-ever esports team.
Superintendent of Thomas County Schools Dr. Lisa Williams approached Holland about checking into starting an esports program.
“After doing the research on esports from the high school to professional levels, I knew this was something we needed here,” Holland said. “Not only does this reach out to all students, but it also gives us another way to get athletes in college.”
Thompson says esports is the fastest-growing spectator sport in the world and is more than its name might suggest.