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Byng Pirate Esports



What is Esports?

Esports (short for electronic sports) is competitive video games. Like traditional sports, Esports involve rulesets, leagues, and tournaments. There are millions of different video games, each with its own rules and strategies, but esports tends to revolve around a select few highly competitive games. Players may compete individually or as a team.


Top 10 reason to offer Esports in school

  1. Esports teaches work ethic, communication, teamwork, respect, and sportsmanship.
  2. The Esports team is a welcoming community for students that may not be involved in other organizations.
  3. The academic eligibility requirement to compete in Esports is a great motivator for students to maintain passing grades and have good attendance.
  4. Esports teaches students technical skills such as computer networking, broadcasting, graphic design, social media marketing, and device management.
  5. Most universities now have official esports teams, and many even offer esports scholarships and degree programs.
  6. Gaming is one of the largest industries in the world and esports is a gateway to careers in the industry.
  7. Anyone can play esports, even those with physical disabilities that may not be able to compete in traditional sports.
  8. Esports is a safe and cheap activity that requires little travel, which makes it accessible to students with different backgrounds.
  9. Matches can be livestreamed and recorded, which makes it easy for family and friends to watch competitions.
  10. It’s super fun!

Games we play

In the 2022-2023 school year we will be competing in Apex Legends, Overwatch 2, and Super Smash Bros.: Ultimate.

Oklahoma Esports League

Byng will be competing in the spring 2023 season of the Oklahoma Esports League (OESL). We will be competing against other Oklahoma high schools.

Spring 2023 Schedule

Our match schedule can be viewed here: Spring 2023 Esports Schedule


Who can join Esports?

Apex Legends: 9th – 12th graders enrolled in Mr. Rob’s 2nd period Esports class

Overwatch: 9th – 12th graders enrolled in Mr. Rob’s 7th period Esports class.

Super Smash: Any 7th – 12th grader

Watch our matches!

Most matches will be livestreamed on Twitch at Recordings will be available on Twitch for one week after the livestream.

Follow us on social media!

We are @ByngEsports on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!

Contact information

Overwatch & Apex Coach:  Mr. Rob -

Super Smash & JH Coach:  Mr. Carlin -