Coming this Fall, FIYA's proud to announce our newest sports offering, eSports!
Because our traditional fall season sports will be looking a bit different this year due to restrictions with COVID-19, we're hoping our eSports program will provide a similar opportunity for our students to 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.
FIYA eSports Tournaments are NOW OPEN for Team Registration!
Deadline to Register for Tournaments: Friday, October 9th
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.
FIYA eSports leagues and tournaments will be open to all elementary and middle schools (including outside of Los Angeles) in:
Division 1 (8th Grade & Below)
Division 2 (6th Grade & Below)
Division 3 (4th Grade & Below)
*NOTE: Some games/leagues are age restrictive and only will be available to Division 1 teams. See below for more information on which games will be offered in our 2020 Fall leagues, and which games we will also be hosting tournaments for in the Fall!
2020 Fall eSports Leagues:
1. ROCKET LEAGUE
Rocket League is a vehicular based soccer game often referred to as SocCar. Players control cars with the objective to score a goal on the other team. Please visit our eSports page for more info on FIYA Rocket League, how it will operate, and what will be required to play.
Click here for Rocket League Rules
Fortnite is a third-person shooter battle royale game mode with a building aspect. Players can build cover to use to their advantage. The object of the gamemode is to eliminate other players and be the last player surviving. Please visit our eSports page for more info on FIYA's Fortnite league, how it will operate, and what will be required to play. *Age Restriction: for Division 1 ONLY.
Click here for Fortnite Rules
Overwatch is a team-based multiplayer first-person "Hero Shooter" game. Players can pick from a wide array of characters to control during a match. Hero shooters strongly encourage teamwork between players on a team, guiding players to select effective combinations of hero characters and coordinate the use of hero abilities during a match. Please visit our eSports page for more info on FIYA's Overwatch league, how it will operate, and what will be required to play. *Age Restriction: for Division 1 ONLY.
Click here for Overwatch Rules
2020 Fall eSports Tournaments:
1. NFL MADDEN
Madden NFL is an American Football video game that is a realistic depiction of NFL football with detailed playbooks and player statistics (using real life NFL players) and voice commentary similar to what one would hear on NFL broadcasts. Please visit our eSports page for more info on FIYA's Madden NFL tournaments, how they'll operate, and what will be required to play.
Additional Game-Specific Rules for Madden NFL will be posted shortly.
2. NBA 2K
NBA 2K is an American Basketball video game that simulates an NBA basketball game with the player controlling an entire team or specific player. Please visit our eSports page for more info on FIYA's NBA 2K tournaments, how they'll operate, and what will be required to play.
Additional Game-Specific Rules for NBA 2K will be posted shortly.
FIFA 21 is a football simulation game bringing the World's game to life allowing player to play with the biggest leagues, clubs and players in the world with incredible detail and realism. Please visit our eSports page for more info on FIYA's NBA 2K tournaments, how they'll operate, and what will be required to play.
Additional Game-Specific Rules for FIFA will be posted shortly.
Chess is a strategy board game between two players where the object is to capture the other player's King piece. Through chess.com, FIYA will be offering eChess Tournaments. Please visit our eSports page for more info on FIYA's chess tournaments, how they'll operate, and what will be required to play.
Additional Game-Specific Rules for Chess will be posted shortly.
Additional eSports Links & Resources
Click here for FIYA eSports General Rules
Click here for FIYA eSports Pinterest Board
Click here for FIYA's Twitch Account
Click here to read the Benefits of eSports for Schools
Click here to watch helpful eSports Videos & Tutorials
You can find more details on FIYA eSports, registration costs, and learn more about the benefits of eSports, by visiting our eSports page. We hope you all can enjoy and benefit from this new program especially while our after-school programs are restricted and school returns to online learning. So if you have any additional questions or need further assistance starting an eSports team at your school, please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.