FVHS Gold Takes Home the Championship and $2500 Grant Money

by | May 1, 2018, 11:01PM PDT

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 Fountain Valley Gold squad surpassed all expectations on Sunday when they stormed through the finals of the Orange County High School League. They tore through their opponents, La Quinta’s Gold squad, thanks to a combination of decisive play and a strong read on the metagame. The team knew just what they had to do to win, and their underdog status gave them just the motivation they needed to controvert their naysayers and take home the first-ever Orange County High School League championship title. Of especial note was the performance the team’s top laner, N0RMIE, and jungler, FV Ares, both of whom completely stole the show and were easy recommendations for MVP nominations thanks to their dominating performances – especially N0RMIE, who put on one of the only true hard-carry performances seen throughout the entire tournament during the match’s first game.

UCI Esports Continues Supporting High School Esports with NASEF

by | Jul 5, 2018, 8:53PM PDT

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 info@esportsfed.org.