First varsity-level high school esports and STEM league launched. Photo via CMS.

First varsity-level high school Esports and STEM league launched. Photo via CMS.

First varsity-level high school esports and STEM league launched

Newsroom Nov 3, 2022

Over 500 students registered for the Rocket League event.

Tepper Sports and Entertainment have joined forces with Stiegler EdTech, Carolina Esports Hub, in partnership with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools to launch the very first School Esports and STEM League.

The first season of CMS Varisty Esports and STEM League starts today. The League has roped in 12 schools for its first season where junior and varsity teams will go up against each other in Rocket League matches. It is not common for schools to adopt esports as a traditional sport but it is a step forward towards normalizing it.

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Over 500 students have registered to take part in the league and a total of 100 students were able to make it to the teams of their respective schools. Despite being the inaugural season, the love for esports among students has helped the organizers hit the ground running.

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"I've seen the power of esports and the positive similarities it can have with traditional varsity sports in my own family," "I knew making the launch of this first-of-its-kind league across CMS a priority would enable us to harness the power of meeting these students where they are, while still relaying the powerful lessons of communications, leadership, and teamwork varsity sports can provide,"  said Erica Turner, CMS athletic director.

The idea was to boost STEM. Photo via Pinterest.
The idea was to boost STEM. Photo via Pinterest. 

"We're excited to be part of this effort to expand esports and STEM opportunities for students in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools," said Riley Fields, Carolina Panthers Director of Community Relations.

The event will be live-streamed on Twitch and veterans of the Rocket League scene are appointed to break down the action for everyone. Engagement with industry experts at a school level will help pick talents that otherwise would have gone unnoticed.

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The idea behind the tournament is to leverage the interest that the students have in gaming to further prepare them for STEM courses which can help them secure high-paying jobs later down the road. Esports has attracted more students than any other industry which gives them a lot of leverage to pull the masses.

If successful, we can see more schools and universities adopt this method of community engagement. The inaugural season has been beyond promising and the students have stepped up to make it a successful venture.

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Until next time,

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