Esports

Esports

Esports is a form of sport competition using video games. Esports takes the form of organized, multiplayer video game competitions, particularly between professional players, individually or as teams.            Many colleges gives out scholarships for Esports, including Kent State University, University of Akron, Mount Union University, and Ashland University to name a few in Ohio.

Some of the games you can play are Madden, NBA 2K, FIFA series, Halo series, CrossFire, and Overwatch. There are many ways to practice for this sport, which include going to summer camps, focusing on one game to practice every day, and choosing a gaming platform. Some of the positions for Esport teams include the host, coach, journalist, referee, organization owner, social media manager, and agent.

There are not that many area high schools that offer Esports, but there are some that are planning to in the near future, such as Salem High School. The biggest hurdle is the money needed to finance Esports. It can be expensive to purchase all the equipment and game licenses needed.

We think Lisbon should start a team so that the students who do not participate in sports or other curricular activities have a chance to participate in something that they like and have a passion for.