Dipping their toes in the water and making a big splash, The Giant’s are the latest AFL club to get involved with esports. Announcing a new partnership with the High School Esports League (HSEL).
The community partnership seeks to engage students, teachers, and parents across New South Wales through HSEL tournaments and education programs, raising awareness of gaming and esports.
Joining fellow AFL teams, the Adelaide Crows and the Essendon Bombers, The Giants are the third AFL team to get involved.
HSEL Commissioner Woody Wu said, “This is a great opportunity to help the Giants enter into the world of esports and contribute to the continued growth of this industry.
They will help us deliver our league and program to more students across New South Wales and allow us to help students learn important life skills through their passion.”
Identifying an opportunity to become a voice for the HSEL, The Giants will be involved in teacher workshops and forums with parents about the league, and gaming as a whole within NSW.
Giants Chief Operating Officer James Avery said, “We’ve always prided ourselves on being a club like no other and this partnership reaffirms this,”
“Esports has a highly engaged audience across NSW and we look forward to continuing to contribute to our wider community via the HSEL.”