Fall eSports are Heading into Playoffs!
Regular Season Reminders
First off, BIG THANK YOU to all of our schools, student-athletes, and coaches who've participated in our first ever eSports season, and we hope you're having as much fun as we are! Here are some reminders for the rest of our regular season league play from Director of Operations, John Farren. Deadline to compete in any previously scheduled games in order to have those results count for our playoffs seeding is Friday, December 4th. Playoffs will be seeded on Wednesday, December 9th after the final scheduled games and based on results that have been reported by that time. Top 4 teams will advance to league playoffs for Division 1 Rocket League. NO PLAYOFFS will be held for Division 2 Rocket League, but the 1st place team will receive a FIYA League Championship plaque.
Have Fun & Good Luck!
Best of luck to all of our teams competing in the rest of our regular season for FIYA Fall eSports! All live games will be streamed on the FIYA Twitch account, so check the eSports schedules and tune in for your team's matchup. Remember to adhere to the words of our sportsmanship pledge while participating and have fun!
MORE ON FIYA ESPORTS
Because our traditional fall season sports were cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions, the vision of our eSports program was to provide a similar opportunity for our students to still participate in team-based, school sports. For the unfamiliar, eSports is short for electronic sports and over the last decade the sport of competitive video game playing has exploded.
While eSports can be played virtually anywhere, in the computer lab on campus or at-home, only requiring a computer or gaming console to participate, we hope that FIYA school teams will be organized like any other traditional sport - the team will have practices, participate as a group in the games, have team uniforms, hold its players accountable to academic/behavioral standards, etc. Please visit our eSports page for important Basic Guidelines About FIYA eSports.
MORE ON FIYA FALL 2020 ESPORTS OFFERINGS
This Fall, FIYA offered eSports both as a league event that occured over an 8 to 10-week period involving a regular season league schedule and playoffs (for qualifying Division 1 teams only); AND a tournament event that included pool play into a playoff bracket within a shorter period of time. Continue reading or visit our eSports page to learn more about eSports, our program, how to participate, and more opportunities to participate this school year.
Our Fall eSports Leagues included:
- OVERWATCH and
- ROCKET LEAGUE
- NBA 2K21 and
- MADDEN NFL 21
FIYA eSports leagues and tournaments are open for participation to ALL Los Angeles elementary and middle schools and students in the following age divisions:
- Division 1 - 8th Grade & Below
- Division 2 - 6th Grade & Below
- Division 3 - 4th Grade & Below
JOIN FIYA ESPORTS!
Stay tuned for more info on upcoming eSports offerings for the 2020-21 school year! If you need any further information or have any additional questions, please visit our eSports page or feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org! Don't forget to tag us @fiyathletics in your eSports related posts or use the hashtag #fiyaesports so we can feature your schools and students!