The Spartans eSports team will participate in this spring’s National Play vs High School League, running from Feb 15, 2021 through May 15, 2021. We are looking for the Seacoast’s best student athletes with a passion for gaming to join our team, where our coaches will develop team communication and
Located right in Exeter, New Hampshire, Spartans eSports Academy delivers a professional esports experience to everyone while investing in the local esports community at every level – from youth to high school, to college, and beyond. Whether our athletes choose to play, practice, and socialize with friends or compete at the highest level, Spartans eSports Academy is the premier destination for esports and STEM-related development.
Our parent company, Helix eSports, owns and operates world-class gaming and virtual reality experiences at state-of-the-art centers throughout the United States. The all-new Patriot Place, located right next to the New England Patriots’ Gillette Stadium, is the first gaming center adjacent to a major professional sporting venue, and is also home to the Boston Uprising, a professional Overwatch team.
Esports is becoming the fastest-growing sport in the world, with over 170 US colleges offering scholarships and varsity esports teams. And this number is growing. A competitive esports team provides student athletes a community of like-minded coaches and players that can elevate their passion and potential for gaming into so much more. The Spartans esports teams provide a world class environment for young gamers to develop their interpersonal skills, learn more about the industry, get involved in STEM-related programming and gain exposure to prep school and college esports opportunities!
Practices: Meet 2x per week (Monday and Wednesday evenings) from 5-7pm
Exhibitions: Play 1 exhibition game per week (Friday evenings) from 5-7pm
League: Competitive division (after a parity) in the National PlayVs High School League
Tournaments: Participation in 3 High School aged Tournaments
The tuition for the Spartans eSports Club Teams includes: 2 Team Practices/Week (24), Exhibition Games (8), League Play & Playoffs (10), Tournaments (3), Professional Coaches, Exposure to the world of Varsity Esports in Colleges, Team Based Education, and Team Jersey. Cost for the all-inclusive program is $495.00.
Esports is coming out of basements and becoming mainstream. Being parents ourselves, we decided to adopt the saying "If you cannot beat them join them." If a kid is passionate about the sport and wants to explore its possibilities, let's provide them the best environment possible for them to not only excel but develop real life applicable skills sets along the way. There is a very large need for our youth to embrace technology, learn, communicate, and most importantly be a part of a team and community of like-minded individuals.
The Spartans esports teams are focused on the 10-18 year old age levels (middle and high school) and will participate against other programs and schools in the same age ranges. Esports can be a Wild Wild West experience where you never know who you are playing with or against, and our club structure brings traditional youth sports organization and environment to esports.
Spartans esports teams will be coaches led by current and former collegiate varsity esports coaches and players. Over the past two years, SNHU and Great Bay Community Colleges have both created esports programs and will be partnering with the Spartans esports club to provide coaches and programing guidance and assistance.