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Champions Ricardo Munoz, James Andre and Miguel Rodriguez from Frostproof Middle-Senior High School posing with championship trophy.

CHAMPIONS

Game over!

Frostproof High has taken the title as the first-ever PCPS Esports champions! Congratulations to Ricardo Munoz, James Andre, Miguel Rodriguez, and coach Julie Mulder!

Thank you to all of our students and staff who were part of this pilot season for PCPS Esports, and a special thanks to Florida Southern College for hosting last night’s championship in the Snake Pit!

We’ll be back for another season in 2022-23 and hope to expand our esports program to additional PCPS schools.

SCHEDULE

TUES, MARCH 15
3:00 PM

Roosevelt Academy Eagles

Roosevelt Academy Seal Logo

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Ridge Community High School Seal Logo

Ridge Community High School Bolts

TUES, MARCH 15
3:00 PM

Lake Region High School Thunder

Lake Region High School Seal Logo

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Kathleen High School Seal Logo

Kathleen High School Red Devils

TUES, MARCH 15
3:00 PM

Lake Gibson High School Braves

Lake Gibson High School Seal Logo

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Frostproof Middle Senior Seal Logo

Frostproof Middle-Senior High School Bulldogs

THU, MARCH 17
3:00 PM

Ridge Community High School Bolts

Ridge Community High School Seal Logo

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Frostproof Middle Senior Seal Logo

Frostproof Middle-Senior High School Bulldogs

THU, MARCH 17
3:00 PM

Lake Region High School Thunder

Lake Region High School Seal Logo

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Lake Gibson High School Seal Logo

Lake Gibson High School Braves

THU, MARCH 17
3:00 PM

Roosevelt Academy Eagles

Roosevelt Academy Seal Logo

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Kathleen High School Seal Logo

Kathleen High School Red Devils

TUES, MARCH 29
3:00 PM

Kathleen High School Red Devils

Kathleen High School Seal Logo

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Ridge Community High School Seal Logo

Ridge Community High School Bolts

TUES, MARCH 29
3:00 PM

Frostproof Middle-Senior High School Bulldogs

Frostproof Middle Senior Seal Logo

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Lake Region High School Seal Logo

Lake Region High School Thunder

TUES, MARCH 29
3:00 PM

Lake Gibson High School Braves

Lake Gibson High School Seal Logo

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Roosevelt Academy Seal Logo

Roosevelt Academy Eagles

THU, MARCH 31
3:00 PM

Lake Gibson High School Braves

Lake Gibson High School Seal Logo

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Ridge Community High School Seal Logo

Ridge Community High School Bolts

THU, MARCH 31
3:00 PM

Lake Region High School Thunder

Lake Region High School Seal Logo

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Roosevelt Academy Seal Logo

Roosevelt Academy Eagles

THU, MARCH 31
3:00 PM

Frostproof Middle-Senior High School Bulldogs

Frostproof Middle Senior Seal Logo

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Kathleen High School Seal Logo

Kathleen High School Red Devils

TUES, April 5
3:00 PM

Ridge Community High School Bolts

Ridge Community High School Seal Logo

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Lake Region High School Seal Logo

Lake Region High School Thunder

TUES, APRIL 5
3:00 PM

Kathleen High School Red Devils

Kathleen High School Seal Logo

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Lake Gibson High School Seal Logo

Lake Gibson High School Braves

TUES, APRIL 5
3:00 PM

Roosevelt Academy Eagles

Roosevelt Academy Seal Logo

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Frostproof Middle Senior Seal Logo

Frostproof Middle-Senior High School Bulldogs

THU, April 7
3:00 PM

Ridge Community High School Bolts

Ridge Community High School Seal Logo

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Roosevelt Academy Seal Logo

Roosevelt Academy Eagles

THU, APRIL 7
3:00 PM

Kathleen High School Red Devils

Kathleen High School Seal Logo

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Lake Region High School Seal Logo

Lake Region High School Thunder

THU, APRIL 7
3:00 PM

Frostproof Middle-Senior High School Bulldogs

Frostproof Middle Senior Seal Logo

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Lake Gibson High School Seal Logo

Lake Gibson High School Braves

TUES, APRIL 12
3:00 PM

Frostproof Middle-Senior High School Bulldogs

Frostproof Middle Senior Seal Logo

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Ridge Community High School Seal Logo

Ridge Community High School Bolts

TUES, APRIL 12
3:00 PM

Lake Gibson High School Braves

Lake Gibson High School Seal Logo

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Lake Region High School Seal Logo

Lake Region High School Thunder

TUES, APRIL 12
3:00 PM

Kathleen High School Red Devils

Kathleen High School Seal Logo

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Roosevelt Academy Seal Logo

Roosevelt Academy Eagles

THU, APRIL 14
3:00 PM

Ridge Community High School Bolts

Ridge Community High School Seal Logo

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Kathleen High School Seal Logo

Kathleen High School Red Devils

THU, APRIL 14
3:00 PM

Lake Region High School Thunder

Lake Region High School Seal Logo

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Frostproof Middle Senior Seal Logo

Frostproof Middle-Senior High School Bulldogs

THU, APRIL 14
3:00 PM

Roosevelt Academy Eagles

Roosevelt Academy Seal Logo

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Lake Gibson High School Seal Logo

Lake Gibson High School Braves

TUES, APRIL 19
3:00 PM

Ridge Community High School Bolts

Ridge Community High School Seal Logo

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Lake Gibson High School Seal Logo

Lake Gibson High School Braves

TUES, APRIL 19
3:00 PM

Roosevelt Academy Eagles

Roosevelt Academy Seal Logo

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Lake Region High School Seal Logo

Lake Region High School Thunder

TUES, APRIL 19
3:00 PM

Kathleen High School Red Devils

Kathleen High School Seal Logo

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Frostproof Middle Senior Seal Logo

Frostproof Middle-Senior High School Bulldogs

THU, APRIL 21
3:00 PM

Lake Region High School Thunder

Lake Region High School Seal Logo

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Ridge Community High School Seal Logo

Ridge Community High School Bolts

THU, APRIL 21
3:00 PM

Frostproof Middle-Senior High School Bulldogs

Frostproof Middle Senior Seal Logo

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Roosevelt Academy Seal Logo

Roosevelt Academy Eagles

THU, APRIL 21
3:00 PM

Lake Gibson High School Braves

Lake Gibson High School Seal Logo

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Kathleen High School Seal Logo

Kathleen High School Red Devils

TUES, APRIL 26
3:00 PM

Roosevelt Academy Eagles

Roosevelt Academy Seal Logo

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Ridge Community High School Seal Logo

Ridge Community High School Bolts

TUES, APRIL 26
3:00 PM

Lake Region High School Thunder

Lake Region High School Seal Logo

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Kathleen High School Seal Logo

Kathleen High School Red Devils

TUES, APRIL 26
3:00 PM

Lake Gibson High School Braves

Lake Gibson High School Seal Logo

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Frostproof Middle Senior Seal Logo

Frostproof Middle-Senior High School Bulldogs

THU, APRIL 28
3:00 PM

Ridge Community High School Bolts

Ridge Community High School Seal Logo

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Frostproof Middle Senior Seal Logo

Frostproof Middle-Senior High School Bulldogs

THU, APRIL 28
3:00 PM

Lake Region High School Thunder

Lake Region High School Seal Logo

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Lake Gibson High School Seal Logo

Lake Gibson High School Braves

THU, APRIL 28
3:00 PM

Roosevelt Academy Eagles

Roosevelt Academy Seal Logo

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Kathleen High School Seal Logo

Kathleen High School Red Devils

TUES, MAY 3
3:00 PM

Kathleen High School Red Devils

Kathleen High School Seal Logo

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Ridge Community High School Seal Logo

Ridge Community High School Bolts

TUES, MAY 3
3:00 PM

Frostproof Middle-Senior High School Bulldogs

Frostproof Middle Senior Seal Logo

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Lake Region High School Seal Logo

Lake Region High School Thunder

TUES, MAY 3
3:00 PM

Lake Gibson High School Braves

Lake Gibson High School Seal Logo

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Roosevelt Academy Seal Logo

Roosevelt Academy Eagles

THU, MAY 5
3:00 PM

Lake Gibson High School Braves

Lake Gibson High School Seal Logo

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Ridge Community High School Seal Logo

Ridge Community High School Bolts

THU, MAY 5
3:00 PM

Lake Region High School Thunder

Lake Region High School Seal Logo

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Roosevelt Academy Seal Logo

Roosevelt Academy Eagles

THU, MAY 5
3:00 PM

Frostproof Middle-Senior High School Bulldogs

Frostproof Middle Senior Seal Logo

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Kathleen High School Seal Logo

Kathleen High School Red Devils

PCPS Esports 2022 Pilot Season Championship Logo

2022 Pilot Season Championship

Location: The Snake Pit at Florida Southern College
Date: May 12, 2022
Time: 6:00 PM

WELCOME TO PCPS ESPORTS

Polk County Public Schools proudly announces the pilot season of an exciting new extracurricular program: PCPS Esports! The popularity of competitive video gaming — or esports (electronic sports) — is undeniable. Professional gamers are facing off against each other in tournaments with spectators packing arenas and millions more watching online. Polk County students can now participate and experience this competition for themselves. PCPS Esports is currently available at six schools: Frostproof Middle-Senior, Kathleen High School, Lake Gibson High School, Lake Region High School, Ridge Community High School, and Roosevelt Academy.

Seal Logos for Frostproof Middle-Senior, Kathleen High School, Lake Gibson High School, Lake Region High School, Ridge Community High School, and Roosevelt Academy

This program is officially part of the district’s Athletics department, and holds the same status as all athletic events. PCPS Esports student-athletes must follow the same high expectations (in academics, attendance, conduct) to participate. This also includes a three-day mandatory tryout period.

Inaugural teams have already been formed at the six designated schools. However, open tryouts are being planned for the future. If your child is interested and attends one of these six schools, please contact the athletic director at your child’s school.

Student playing the video game Rocket League

FAST FACTS

  • Esports as a competitive event has swept the world and is one of the fastest growing industries around the globe.
  • Esports is inclusive in bringing together players of all backgrounds and physical abilities.
  • Esports encourages many lifelong and in-demand skills: problem solving, cooperation, collaboration, communication, and learning to win and lose gracefully.
  • Esports brings together the wider school community: video streaming and match shoutcasters (commentators), esports reporting and journalism, statistical analysis, marketing, fan merchandise production, and more.
  • Esports has been introduced in both undergraduate and graduate programs and offers new scholarship opportunities. In Polk County, Florida Southern College, Southeastern University, and Keiser University all offer esports programs.
  • PCPS Esports was developed through a collaboration between the district’s Athletics, Instructional Technology, Instructional TV (ITV), Career & Technical Education (CTE), and IT departments.

ABOUT THE GAME

Rocket League

PCPS Esports is launching with competitions featuring the videogame “Rocket League.”

This game is described as “soccer with rocket-powered cars.” Each match is five minutes, with two teams of three players each. A sudden death overtime occurs if the match ends in a tie.

Rocket League has an ESRB rating of E (for Everyone)

rocketleague.com

Rocket League Poster

MORE INFORMATION

SELECT A SECTION BELOW

Scholarship Listings

Esports can help you pay for college! Learn how you can get paid to play.
https://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/sports-scholarships/esports-scholarships-scholarships-for-gamers/

Scholarship Guides

What kind of games can lead to scholarships? How do you get recruited for esports? What colleges offer scholarships? Learn this and more!
https://www.ncsasports.org/college-esports-scholarships

College Varsity Esports

Find out what colleges/universities provide varsity esports programs and scholarships.
https://www.bestcolleges.com/blog/top-college-varsity-esports-programs/

Scholarship Help

Talk to your school counselor if you have questions about any of the following:

  • Scholarship opportunities
  • School-specific scholarships
  • Application process
  • More help with locating scholarships or colleges