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Local School Districts Not Taking Part in ESports

ESports require teamwork and critical thinking, officials say.

By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today

The Corinth and Alcorn School Districts are not participating in a new program sanctioned through the Mississippi High School Activities Association that allows students to compete in video game sports.

Corinth School District Superintendent Dr. Lee Childress said he is “not aware” of his school district taking part in the new ESports program.

Likewise, Alcorn School District Superintendent Larry Mitchell said, “We have no plans to begin Esports gaming at this time.”

ESports were sanctioned this year by the MHSAA and the national association to allow for competitive video game play.

Such gaming “requires skill, strategic thinking, teamwork, communication and leadership,” the MHSAA website states.

Participating schools can form numerous ESports teams with five members each and compete against other schools through a digital portal with no travel required.

The first season started in October and is set to end in January.

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