Kankakee Valley Esports gaining in popularity | News – Newsbug.info

Kankakee Valley Esports gaining in popularity | News – Newsbug.info

WHEATFIELD, Ind. — Recently it was publicized that a Kankakee Valley High School Esports team won a state championship, but exactly what is Esports.

Esports or electronic sports is the organized playing of video games in a competitive setting wrote Kankakee Valley IT employee and Esports coach Nathan Stall. Games are played on a video game console such as an Xbox, PlayStation, or Nintendo Switch. But may also be played on a personal computer (PC). Not every video game ever made is considered an Esport. Some popular titles include Rocket League, Super Smash Brothers, Smite, Chess, and Overwatch.

“Some think of Esports as students just sitting at home wasting time playing video games by themselves or with friends. In the high school setting, students get a new team environment to play in while also developing their 21st-century skills such as communication, critical thinking, and collaboration,” added Stall. “There is
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