FULTON — The Fulton City School District (FCSD) has taken its first steps into the world of digital gaming in what officials are calling a “new beginning” for returning students through the development of the district’s first high school electronic sports (Esports) club.
An Esports team includes students that compete against one another similarly to regular, in-person, sports; however, their contests are held virtually.
“It is competitive organized game play using games that students would play on their own,” FCSD Chief of Operations and Innovation Dominic Lisi said. He noted that the benefits world include teaching students teamwork, collaboration and building skills “with things they already enjoy doing.”
The club, slated to start on July 6, would be part of the larger High School Esports League (HSEL) — a nationally organized group that facilitates student video game tournaments,