What is Esports ?
Esports is competitive video games. Teams from different high school play matches against each other online.
What games are played?
Lots of different video games are used for Esports. We will be using games played by the Wisconsin High School Esports Association (WIHSEA) for our Esports program:
League of Legends (PC)
Rocket League (PC)
Super Smash Brothers (Switch)
Players may choose to use whatever controller hardware they prefer for each game.
When are the games played?
Fall Season (September 24 - December 14)
Super Smash Bros Ultimate - Tuesdays at 4:00
Overwatch - Varsity Wednesdays at 4:00, JV Thursdays at 4:00
Spring Season (January 11 - March 20)
Rocket League - Tuesdays at 4:00
League of Legends - Varsity Wednesdays at 4:00, JV Thursdays at 4:00
When are practices?
In-season teams will practice on Mondays until 5:30. Team Captains may schedule additional practices at their discretion.
Who can be on the FVL Esports team?
FVL Esports will be an FVL co-curricular, like any other sports team or competitive group at FVL. Any FVL student in good academic standing will be able to participate on the team. Some things to note:
Team members must stay academically eligible.
FVL Training Rules apply.
All team members must remember at all times that they are representing FVL and their Savior.
Inappropriate behavior, comments, cheating, or anything else that reflects badly on the team or FVL will not be tolerated and will be cause for suspension or dismissal from the team.
How many people are on the team?
Overwatch - 6 + 2 alternates
Super Smash Bros Ultimate - 4-7 + alternates
League of Legends - 5 + 2 alternates
Rocket League - 3 + 2 alternates (multiple teams allowed from one school)
Overwatch and League of Legends can also have Junior Varsity teams if there is enough interest.
How will teams be chosen?
Tryouts for each game will be held on the dates shown above.
Do I need to buy anything to be on the team?
A license for Rocket League (if you will play that game - standard version is OK)
A license for Overwatch (if you will play that game - standard version is OK)
Super Smash Bros Ultimate - useful to own or have access to a Switch to practice on your own
Team Jersey (if you want to personalize it)
Optional items team members may choose to buy:
What other things can team members do besides play games?
There will be more opportunities besides just playing the games, and team members may do these in addition to or instead of playing the games. Some examples include:
Shoutcaster (live-stream commentator)
Have another question?
Email or speak with Coach Nathan Nolte.