Teamwork, communication and leadership. Perhaps when you hear these words you think of extracurricular programs such as soccer, drama club or student council. But these also are skills that students improve upon when they join an Esports team.
Culver School has introduced Esports Club — a competitive video-gaming club that competes against other teams. The club takes the hobby of playing video games and creates a competitive, inclusive environment. One of the club members said, “I think it’s really fun to be in an extracurricular activity after school where I get to play video games and socialize with my friends.” Esports is a way to bring students together through an inclusive and accessible activity that allows them to bond over a shared passion.
Currently, Culver students are learning about the game “Rocket League.” In Rocket League, players work with their team to advance a soccer ball down the field and score goals in their opponents' net. Rocket League involves high-level dexterity and fast-paced gameplay. Mr. Ken Kaufhold, Esports coach, added, "This club offers a great opportunity for students to increase social skills with their peers. The students work on collaboration, communication and teamwork to improve their gameplay."
Culver School is very excited about this new chance for students to learn, solve problems and work together.