Posted Date: 12/18/2020
What is esports?
Esports is the organization of competitive video gaming. In other words: it’s a way for people who play a lot of video games to actually do something competitively for their schools or possibly even for a future career. It includes many of the most popular games today such as League of Legends, Overwatch, CS:GO, and even Fortnite.
Why play esports?
There are many different reasons to play esports! First and arguably the most important, is that it gives people a new chance to get involved with school activities that previously hadn’t ever thought of doing something like that. Secondly, it allows you to get into a community that has similar interests as you and lets you meet new people and make new friends. And finally, it is a legit career. Over the past few years esports has become a lot bigger than ever, and is now a real career with players making millions of dollars a year. With such a large variety of games becoming popular these days there are many different options for you to choose if you want to play professionally.
What games are offered at Andover?
At Andover we are currently in a league called playVS which has a bunch of high schools from all over America joined together to play in semester long tournaments throughout the year. They offer many different games such as: Overwatch, Fortnite, League of Legends, Rocket League, Smite, Fifa 21, Madden 21, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
What equipment do I need
For most of the games that are offered they will be exclusively played on PC. The only games where this rule does not apply is Fifa, Madden, Fortnite, Rocket League, and Smash Bros. Due to this being in the early stages and also because of Covid-19 the school will not supply you with equipment, so you must have your own.
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