PALISADE, Colo. (KKCO)- E-sports is getting more and more popular, and Palisade High School started a club dedicated to it.
Play v-s is teaming up with the Colorado High School Activities Association to bring students who may otherwise have no outlet for their passions in traditional sports or extra-curricular. Introducing e-sports into these offerings provides a safe, supervised space to compete while coaches instill critical teamwork, communication, and leadership skills.
Its always interested me growing up. I’ve grown up with it just like my father grew up wrestling and my brother grew up with football. I grew up with video games," says Marcos Martinez. "It’s really exciting to look into it further and play on a team."
Over 70 percent of the students who participated said they found a community to connect with, and more than 40 percent intend to use their e-sports experience to apply for colleges.