What are Esports?

Esports officially stands for electronic sports, not to be confused with video games. It’s much more than that. What sets it apart is the level of organized competitive gameplay between teams and its own strict set of rules and guidelines. Esports is about teamwork, communication, strategic thinking and leadership — in all the same ways that traditional sports are and then some.

What Games are Included in Esports at Central?

For this season, we will have teams playing League of Legends, SMITE, and Rocket League.

Where are Games held?

All season games and playoffs are conducted at the school in the PREP academy. State championships will be held off-site at a location that has yet to be determined.

Who can Participate?

Students must be enrolled at Central and be academically eligible.

What Equipment is Required?

The district will provide the computers and peripherals including gaming keyboards, gaming mice, and headsets. Students are permitted by league rules to use their own peripherals (including gamepads). Any user provided peripheral must be approved by the coach prior to a game.

How do Players Access the Games?

Players will use their own, existing accounts. If a player does not have an account, they will need to create one to use. Once a player has an account, that account information will be shared with the publisher who will then unlock all downloadable content on that account. For Rocket League players who don’t already own the game on PC, a free copy will be provided. RL players will need a free Steam account to participate.