GDOE participating in interscholastic Esports series

GDOE ESPORTS League will use Super Smash Bros, a crossover game that features characters from Nintendo franchises such as Pokémon, Super Mario and Donkey Kong. because of its engagement and popularity among students.

The Guam Department of Education Interscholastic Sports Association (GDOE ISA) will be participating in an esports league with Latte Esports and the University of Guam (UOG) this fall.

The eight-week league called the Interscholastic Esports Series will allow teams a chance to compete for the championship in the game League of Legends. The teams will consist of six players from the same school, to include five main players and one substitute. Participating teams will compete in round-robin play for eight weeks and the top four teams will move on to a single-elimination playoff. All matches are played online on Saturdays at 10 a.m.

Registration closes on October 24th and the first week of play begins October 31st. Interested students should contact their school’s athletic director for more information.

“We commend Latte Esports and UOG for putting this together.  The world of Esports opens up so many opportunities for our student-athletes,” GDOE ISA Acting Sports Program Coordinator Al Garrido said. “As we continue to wait for the possibility of interscholastic sports competition on the physical playing field, we cannot hold back the competition on the virtual playing field. Good luck to all the competing teams!”

(News release from Guam Department of Education)