CHS eSports

Fall 2022 Schedule

Fall 2022 Schedule

The Games

Practice: Tuesdays at 4:00pm
Matches: Thursdays at 4:00pm

This game is often described as “soccer with rocket-powered cars.” Each round of play lasts 5 minutes long, with two teams of three players each trying to score the most goals. A sudden death overtime occurs if the round ends in a tie.  Most matches are played as a best of five round series.

Rocket League has an ESRB rating of E (for Everyone)

Official Website: rocketleague.com


Program Information

The mission of the CHS eSports program is to unite the gaming community at Central High, to support the development of competitive eSports, and to grow the next generation of collegiate leaders.  We provide an open, supportive environment for all students to express their passion for gaming, and promote competitive play in the pursuit of creating memorable and impactful experiences for our members.  We develop student athletes to be their best through communication, collaboration, and community.

You may find information about each game we currently play competitively above.  Future games played may change due to student interest, infrastructure updates,  competitive platform changes, and/or changes in GHSA approved titles.  Please reach out to the head coach if you have questions regarding the games being played.

There are two seasons of competition: Fall season and Spring season.  Tryouts for each game offered will be held prior to the start of each season.  Pay close attention to school announcements and social media posts for when these tryouts will take place.   

All students are welcome to try out for an eSports team. No physicals are required; however, students must be academically eligible to play competitively according to the GHSA guidelines.

'22 - '23 Fees:
$80 - PlayVS Access per Game per Season
$50 - Team Jersey (if needing a new one)

eSports, like traditional sports, is a competition between individuals or teams. These competitions, however, don't take place in a field or on a court. They take place in video games!

Games come in all manner of styles and varieties, from 1 vs 1 fighting games where fast reflexes and individual skill is paramount, to 5 vs 5 battle arenas where teamwork and communication are vital to taking home the win!

While it's easy to equate playing video games with sitting alone in a dark basement, don't be fooled! Our players attend organized practices where they learn how to communicate with teammates, strategize with coaches, and improve their critical thinking and fine motor skills through hours of practice.

If you're wondering how playing video games could be beneficial - don't worry! Lots of people have this same question when they first hear about eSports.

Studies have shown that students who participate in organized video gaming events, like eSports, benefit in several ways:

  • Improved spatial awareness
  • Multitasking
  • Fast-paced decision-making
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • STEM opportunities
  • A pathway to various college degrees
  • Potential college scholarship awards

Most importantly, eSports can also function as a way to help students who have trouble fitting in find an outlet. This can lead to huge improvements in those students' social lives, behavior, and grades.

Officiating Bodies

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Coaching Staff

Head Coach
John Thompson

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