ESports at North Newton | Local – Newsbug.info

ESports at North Newton | Local – Newsbug.info

MOROCCO, Ind. — For those who think that gaming has no future, ESports leagues are proving them wrong. Terry Laffoon, from North Newton’s IT department, gave a presentation on the value of ESports for students and their futures. He outlined college scholarship opportunities and cash awards for playing video games well. Mr. Laffoon would like to start an ESports team at North Newton and impressed the board with his thorough research and plan to implement this type of athletic team. He explained that it is more than just playing video games, it is a competition where students work together to succeed and that this team would follow the same guidelines as other athletes for other teams.

Start-up costs are the biggest issue. Diane Gonczy, in support of the program, said that in order for the teams to be successful they need proper equipment. Other board members agreed that if
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