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MPA Adds Esports Competition

Gamers Will Compete In Rocket League & League of Legends

The Maine Principals’ Assocication (MPA) will add esports to its list of extracurricular activities for high schools in the state starting this fall.

Esports is being called the fastest-growing sport in schools across the country.

The MPA will partner with a company called PlayVS which provides the scheduling and infrastructure for high school and college competition.

MPA assistant executive director Mike Bisson says Maine high schools will compete in two games – Rocket League and League of Legends. Some Maine students competed in an unaffiliated esports program last year and hopes at least 20 schools join in the play to offer a state championship at the end of competition.

PlayVS  describes the two competitive games this way…

Rocket League:  “Players work with their team to advance the ball down the field and score goals in their opponents’ net. Rocket League is a technical game which involves both high-level dexterity and fast-paced gameplay. It’s soccer with cars.”

League of Legends:  “It is a complex game involving both high-level strategy and fast-paced gameplay. Skilled players know how to beat the opponent in front of them, while keeping the macro-elements in mind to support their team to victory.”

The MPA says the first competition of esports will take place on October 12th.

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