eSports is Here!

September 11, 2018 8:48 am

IACS is looking for eSports Athletes!

In partnership with PlayVS, Massachusetts will be one of the first states to offer esports this October as part of PlayVS’ Season Zero featuring League of Legends — the most played PC game in the world and a key driver behind the explosive growth of esports. Additional game titles will be added in the Inaugural Season this coming February.  

ABOUT LEAGUE OF LEGENDS

League of Legends is a fast-paced, competitive multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game with the world’s largest gaming community. The game requires critical thinking and teamwork, where each player on a team of five must support one another to succeed.

SEASON ZERO STRUCTURE

  • The regular season runs from October 30th – December 11th. Matches will be played weekly on Tuesdays at 4pm and 6pm, for a total of 12 matches throughout the regular season.

  • Playoffs will take place from January 8th – January 29th.  Depending on the amount of schools involved, each state will be divided into four regional conferences and compete in a single elimination bracket. The conference champions will then advance to the semi-finals, with the top two teams competing for the state title, all at a live State Championship event.

GENERAL GUIDELINES

  • Nick Troy will be the eSports coach

  • Each League of Legends team consists of five students. Each school is able to build as many teams of five as they’d like.

  • The participation fee for each student is $64/season.

Email Dr. Arnold at earnold@innovationcharter.org if you are interested in joining the team.