The Fountain Valley High School Gold squad hoists their first place trophy after defeating La Quinta High School Gold. Photo credit: Esports Arena Orange County (http://twitter.com/ESA_OC)
The high school esports map just got a little bigger.
After a successful pilot year, the Orange County High School Esports League recently announced their plans for expansion via the North America Scholastic Esports Federation (NASEF). Moving forward, NASEF will continue to provide high schools with coaching support, career-focused workshops, club development resources and a competitive league, but this time beyond Orange County and across North America.
Additionally, NASEF will bring new high school English Language Arts curriculum with the influence of esports, debuting in select California high schools beginning Fall 2018. Courses include “English 9 and Game Design,” “English 11 and Marketing,” and “English 12 and Hospitality.” All courses will fulfill the University of California’s “b” designation for “a-g” subject requirements.
UCI Esports is excited to continue their partnership with NASEF alongside the Samueli Foundation, Orange County Department of Education, Connected Camps, Connected Learning Lab and OC STEM Initiative, as well as long time campus partners Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Donald Bren School of Information & Computer Science.
Registration will begin in late July, but high school students, parents, educators and community members can visit the registration page on the NASEF website for more information, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.