You might be wondering "Why E-Sports? Isn't that just video games at school?" The High School E-Sports League provides three main reasons for students to participate in this program:
Esports encourages communication and coordination among student-athletes. By playing games, students are able to deepen their levels of interaction and communicate more effectively, readying them for later life.
The HSEL offers scholarships to help students pay for college. Nowadays, colleges offer esports programs for students, which creates a new viable path to college for those who may never have considered obtaining a higher education.
Esports is a booming industry. Many job opportunities besides being a pro player are being created. Esports teaches participants many relevant skills, such as streaming, production, programming, and management.