Mooresville eSports team recognized, elects officials

MOORESVILLE — The first meeting of the calendar year for the Mooresville Consolidated School Corp. Board of Trustees was one filled with student recognition as more than 25 members of the MHS eSports team appeared at the meeting to support their state championship players. 

ESports, shortened from electronic sports, consists of students competitively playing games against students from rival schools. The competitions work to develop  collaboration, communication, creativity, and critical thinking in students through video games.

Mooresville game teams this year included Valorant, Rocket League, Tetris, Overwatch and Super Smash Brothers. 

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Seven students from the Super Smash Bros. team and their coaches were officially recognized as state champions in the AA Division Super Smash Brothers Ultimate tournament. 

The players bested ten other schools to claim the title.

“We do competitions through the IHSEN (Indiana High School eSports Network) Fileague,” coach Ethan Flater said. “We coordinate with other coaches and we do competitions in different games throughout two seasons. There’s a fall season and a spring season.” 

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