ESPORTS IS LEGEND-ARY IN NEW MEXICO
Esports season is underway. The first competitive matches started statewide on Tuesday. Esports was approved as a sanctioned Activity under the NMAA umbrella in June of 2018 and should engage nearly 500 students in its first year.
Over 30 high schools have committed to participate in the 2019 Esports season which will run from late February through mid-April. The season will culminate with online championships to be held on April 27th. Schools and their students will be able to participate in three different game titles including League of Legends, Rocket League, & Smite.
The Rio Rancho Esports team faced Albuquerque High in week one. They competed in a 5vs5 matchup in the game League of Legends. Rio Rancho students Greyson Lasley, Kyle McMullin and Daniel Tye shared their thoughts on the game and how it went.