ESports is now part of Wichita public schools


On Thursday the Wichita Board of Education approved a motion to use $500k from the technology budget to purchase 320 desktop computers designed for gaming and distribute them at four high schools: Northwest, South, Southeast and West and four middle schools: Coleman, Hamilton, Marshall and Wilbur.

The Wichita Eagle reporting Esports is now an extra-curricular activity at the schools. Along with the clubs, an elective class called “Gaming Concepts” will be offered at the high school level.

Students at each high school will be able to compete on varsity club teams against other high school students in four different video games: Fortnite, League of Legends, Rocket League and Overwatch. Middle school students will have access to Minecraft and Rocket League.