High School Esports League (HSEL), along with Riot Games, has partnered with South Australia’s Commissioner for Children and Young People (CCYP) to develop an innovative high school esports program in the region.
The HSEL will work alongside Commissioner for Children and Young People, Helen Connolly, in an effort to empower young digital citizens, and deliver key messaging about gaming, relationships, and sportsmanship.
“Gaming is very important to many young people, and if we make the effort to understand what young people are playing and encourage a healthy relationship with gaming, we will see its benefits too,” Ms Connolly said.
The high school esports program will provide information to students and parents about:
- respectful communications and behaviour when playing online
- developing a better understanding of online gaming, esports and sportsmanship
- building a successful career in gaming – the opportunities and pathways
Adelaide Football Club Chief Operating Officer Nigel Smart said partnering with the Commissioner is an important step for the HSEL to take.
“Gaming is one of the most popular pastimes for students and one of the fastest growing hobbies in the world, so setting up a professionally run and managed high school esports tournament to complement this activity makes sense.
The announcement coincides with the High School League of Legends Championship, where schools Australia-wide will compete against each other online, read more over on the official HSEL website.