New Esports for February 2019: Rocket League and SMITE
We’re excited to share that several teams are currently competing for the GHSA esports state title as esports kicked off with Season Zero earlier this year.
Registration is now open for Season One, kicking off this February 2019. It will feature three games, Rocket League, SMITE and League of Legends. Just sign up on this Esports interest form and PlayVS will reach out with more information.
ABOUT THE GAMES
Rocket League is a sports-action game that combines soccer with driving. Students will compete in teams of three to score as many goals as they can in a five-minute match. The game’s combination of familiar objectives and fresh mechanics made it an instant hit in the gaming world.
SMITE is a multiplayer online battle arena where players pilot mythological characters and fight for control of a three-lane map. Teams of five players must work together to level up their characters and secure map objectives to siege the enemy’s base and defeat the opposing Titan. SMITE offers a third-person perspective which is unique in the genre.
League of Legends combines the speed and intensity of a real-time strategy game with role playing game elements, as two teams of five compete head-to-head across multiple battlefields and game modes. Each player has a specific role and must support one another to succeed.
The Inaugural Season will begin the week of February 25th and end in April, with playoffs taking place in May 2019. The last day for schools to register for the Inaugural Season is February 8th.
Each school is required to have an esports coach who is onsite for matches.
Each school is able to build as many teams as they’d like. Rocket League is played in teams of three, while SMITE and League of Legends is played in teams of five.
Each student needs the following: one computer/laptop and one set of peripherals (mouse, keyboard, headset). Students can use their own, or schools could provide these. Jerseys are optional.
The participation fee for each student is $64/season, which can be paid for by the school, parent or sponsor.