Fresno Unified is very excited to announce the development of FUeL – Fresno Unified eSports League! Beginning September 2018, the Fresno Unified eSports League will get under way, and we are looking for faculty sponsors. The league will be comprised of teams from each of the twelve interested high schools. Teams will compete in weekly online scrimmages – culminating in a district-wide eSports tournament.
Goal 2 has teamed up with Fresno Unified’s Technology Department to develop an eSports league to bring focus to a new lucrative and developing industry. An eSports league well help foster curiosity with technology, STEM as well as provide another direct career path. Check out the success of FUeL’s first tournament.
ESports is much more than a club. According to National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), currently there are more than 200 colleges and universities in the United States and Canada actively recruiting and offering scholarships for eSports athletes — universities like UC Irvine, Indiana Tech and the University of Utah to name a few. The opportunities for college scholarships are growing each year. Like the Personal Computer, eSports gaming is an engagement opportunity that is dynamic and growing every day