The mission of high school Esports is to introduce GCA students to fast growing world of competitive Esports to improve STEM participation, teamwork, and student engagement and to build a top tier national Esports team at GCA.
What is esports?
Esports officially stands for electronic sports, not to be confused with video games. Esports takes video gaming to another level with organized competitive gameplay between two teams, governed by its own strict set of rules and guidelines.
What does the high school experience look like?
Like any other high school sport or extracurricular activity, the student will attend team meetings, practices, and official matches. However, since esports is played online, there is no travel required throughout the regular season. Players compete from their respective campus, supervised by the coach. Each school year is divided into two regular seasons, Fall and Spring, each with their own playoff season.
FIFA 2021 Solos PS4
League of Legends (Teams of 5 ) PC
Madden 2021 Solos PS4
Rocket League (Teams of 3) Cross-Play
SMITE (Teams of 5) PC
Smash Ultimate Switch
Splatoon 2 Switch
Esports can provide a gateway to colleges and universities. The National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE), the main governing body for varsity collegiate esports, has awarded millions of dollars in esports scholarships and aid over the last five years. Currently, more than 200 colleges and universities offer nearly 15 million dollars in scholarships.
Esports requires a tremendous amount of critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity from players to achieve and sustain success. It reaches beyond traditional sports to create an all-inclusive environment that breaks barriers.
Esports is the fastest growing competitive series in the world. Come and JOIN THE FUN!