Evan Tipton, Esports Advisor, for NGame Esports talks about the partnership between Varsity Esports Foundation (VESF) and High School Esports League (HSEL).
VESF will provide HSEL partnered schools with funding to set students up for a future in esports by helping towards scholarships, esports league fees, and equipment. What makes this an excellent move for the HSEL?
Personally, having worked in collegiate and high school esports, this is truly a great thing. Getting students involved with esports and providing qualifying schools with funding and support can help expand the scene into more places. Not only is this an excellent way to maintain streamlined talent into the world of esports, but it is also a unique way to include more students in clubs and organizations. This allows students who are not interested in traditional sports to have a place to thrive and grow.
How would you describe the current state of high school esports?
High School esports is still a budding scene. However, it is clear, according to collegiate organizations, that they want to expand into high school to replenish talent within esports.