E-Sports Team Debuts at FHN

Posted on 03/01/2019
FHN E-Sports Team

By FHN Senior Ethan Winchester

E-sports (competitive video gaming) has exploded in popularity worldwide. Today, the sport brings in millions annually from merchandise and ticket sales. Colleges and universities have taken notice of the massive popularity and revenue the sport has generated, and have started offering scholarships for E-sports players.

FHN Principal Nathan Hostetler and Coach Brett Bevill have joined together to start an E-sports team for FHN. Not surprisingly, the decision was also influenced by a massive amount of support from the student body. “We decided to be an avenue for kids to get into that scene,” Bevill said. “We want to tap into the kids who are also not so involved here at school.”

FHN E-Sports Team works on computersE-sports could be a great way into college for students that struggle academically or have little interest in school. As more colleges start their own teams, they will be looking at high schools for talented players.

Like any other sport, the E-sports team will have scheduled practice sessions. Regular training will hone skills to help players come out on top against other teams in competitions. To participate in E-sports, students must maintain a minimum of a 1.5 GPA and display good citizenship, the same participation requirements as other sports teams at FHN.

The team could compete in a variety of video games including Overwatch, CS:GO, Fortnite, and League Of Legends, all of which are considered competitive titles. Many details of the team’s lineup and possible opponents are still to be decided. Coach Bevill plans on having regular team meetings in the coming months.

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