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Petersburg High School may bring esports to its list of activities


October 11, 2018

Brian Varela / Petersburg Pilot

Jack Byrer, student coach of the esports club at Petersburg High School, guides Isaiah Slaven, right, as he holds a pineapple.

Sixteen-year-old Jack Byrer, of the new esports club at Petersburg High School, gave a presentation at a school board meeting on Tuesday explaining that the club is looking to compete with other schools in the spring in the online video game League of Legends after training during the fall.

"Esports at its core, it's just a sport," said junior Bryrer who is the club's student leader. "It's a team based competition, much like basketball or football, but it includes video games instead. Two teams go against one another and with their teamwork, coordination and skill will determine a winner."...

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