STRIDE ESPORTS LEAGUE
Why school esports?
Playing video games is fun. But playing online multiplayer games against teams from other schools—just like a physical sports league—is a great way to bring your gaming skills up a level. The Stride Esports League gives students an online platform to challenge their peers across the nation while learning powerful teambuilding and communication skills. Coaches strive to bring out the best in their players, helping them balance esports with school and other commitments, so eligible students can engage in some serious play.
Level Up Your Learning
The Stride Esports League gives students an online venue for video games. Through the esports program, students gain:
Opportunities to compete with teams across nation
Teamwork and skill building
Guidance on balancing esports with academic success
Choose your esport! Click on the images below to learn more about each game.
Fortnite is a survival game where 100 players fight against each other to be the last one standing. A fast-paced, action-packed game where strategic thinking is a must.
Game Genre: TPS (Third Person Shooter)
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PS, Xbox, PC (Cross Platform)
Cost: Free to play
Described as "soccer with rocket-powered cars," Rocket League has up to four players on each of two teams. They use rocket-powered vehicles to hit a ball into their opponent's goal to score points over the course of a match.
Game Genre: Sports
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PC, Xbox, PS (Cross Platform)
Cost: Free to Play
League of Legends
League of Legends is a battle game with a top-down view. Teams work together to win, usually by destroying the core building (called the Nexus) in the enemy team's base after bypassing a line of defensive structures called turrets, or towers.
Genre: MOBA (multiplayer online battle arena)
Platforms: PC Game
Cost: Free to play
Check out the roster of school teams competing in the league:
Want to turn gaming skills into a career?
Think finding a career in gaming is a long shot? There's much more to the industry than just turning pro as a player. Check out these Stride Career Prep fields and pathways to learn how a passion for gaming could play a role in landing you a job you'll love.
This field is a natural fit for gamers, especially for those who want to do more than just play. Explore these pathways:
- Digital Design
- Game Design and Programming
- Web and Digital Communication
Esports and leagues are becoming serious business, and if that side of the industry is of interest to you, take a look at these pathways:
- General Management
- Marketing Communication
Esports and gamification have expanding potential to impact many areas of life, including health and education. Consider these pathways:
- Education and Training
- Sports Medicine
Look for more fun and gaming as our high school esports schedule begins. Here's what we have planned:
- 8-Week Season: 3/15/2021–5/7/2021
- 1 Week Playoffs: 5/10/2021–5/15/2021
Stride Esports at Stride K12-powered schools provides a healthy atmosphere for students to show and improve upon their skills.
—Brad Christopherson, Program Manager, Stride Esports League