Online High School eSports League

High School Esports for Teambuilding and Communication

Playing video games is fun. But playing online multiplayer games against teams from other schools—just like a physical sports league—is a great way to bring your gaming skills up a level. The Stride Esports League gives students an online platform to challenge their peers across the nation while learning powerful teambuilding and communication skills. Coaches strive to bring out the best in their players, helping them balance esports with school and other commitments, so eligible students can engage in some serious play. 

Level Up Your Learning

The Stride Esports League gives students an online venue for video games. Through the esports program, students gain:

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Opportunities to compete with teams across nation

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Teamwork and skill building

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Dedicated coaches

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Guidance on balancing esports with academic success

Game Guide

Choose your esport! Click on the images below to learn more about each game.

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Rocket League

Described as “soccer with rocket-powered cars” Rocket League has up to four players on each of two teams. They use rocket-powered vehicles to hit a ball into their opponent’s goal to score points over the course of a match.

Game Genre: Sports
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PC, Xbox, PS (Cross Platform)
Cost: Free to Play

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League of Legends

League of Legends is a battle game with a top-down view. Teams work together to win, usually by destroying the core building (called the Nexus) in the enemy team’s base after bypassing a line of defensive structures called turrets, or towers.

Genre: MOBA (multiplayer online battle arena)
Platforms: PC Game
Cost: Free to play

Who’s playing?

Check out the roster of school teams competing in the league:


Want More Opportunities?

To learn more about Esports opportunities at your school, please reach out to your school’s counselor.

Want to turn gaming skills into a career?

Think finding a career in gaming is a long shot? There’s much more to the industry than just turning pro as a player. Check out these Stride Career Prep fields and pathways to learn how a passion for gaming could play a role in landing you a job you’ll love.

Information Technology

This field is a natural fit for gamers, especially for those who want to do more than just play. Explore these pathways:

  • Digital Design
  • Game Design and Programming
  • Programming
  • Web and Digital Communication


Esports and leagues are becoming serious business, and if that side of the industry is of interest to you, take a look at these pathways:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • General Management
  • Marketing Communication

Health and Human Services

Esports and gamification have expanding potential to impact many areas of life, including health and education. Consider these pathways:

  • Education and Training
  • Sports Medicine


Look for more fun and gaming as our high school esports schedule begins.

Stride Esports at K12-powered schools

“Stride Esports at K12-powered schools provides a healthy atmosphere for students to show and improve upon their skills.”

—Brad Christopherson, Program Manager, Stride Esports League

Getting Set Up

Ready to get into the game? Check out the video resources here for instructions on how to download and run the programs included in our eSports league.

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Rocket League

How to install Rocket League

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