The Orange County High School Esports League connects the rapidly growing form of Esports entertainment (70 million worldwide watch esports*) with resilient, adaptive, and effective learning. Given the rich social context in which Esports play takes place and the opportunities for the development of technical expertise, we are launching this effort as a means to connect students’ interest in esports to sportsmanship, entrepreneurship, and STEM interests.
The Orange County High School Esports League is rooted in providing Orange County high school students with the opportunity to pursue their interests, develop a greater community, and enhance their skills in leadership, teamwork, problem-solving and communication.
*Source: Wingfield, N. (2014, August 30). In eSports, video gamers draw real crowds and big money. New York Times.