High School Scholarship
SCHENECTADY — Gaming Insomniacs League
recently announced it is hosting a $5,000 High School Scholarship eSports Tournament in the GE Theater at Proctors from Saturday, May 18 to Sunday, May 19.
“We are very excited about hosting the first high school eSports tournament in the Capital Region,” said Shane Batcher, Director of Operations for Gaming Insomniacs. “It is a great opportunity for the students to represent their respective schools on a competitive platform never before seen in the entire Northeastern region of the United States.”
Competitors who place in either first, second or third place will be rewarded with scholarship money students can use toward college tuition and textbooks.
Regional high school districts already committed and confirmed to participate in the tournament include Johnstown CSD, Foothills PTECH Academy, Broadalbin CSD and Rensselaer CSD. Other local school districts are
encouraged to participate.
There is maximum of 16 teams for tournament slots and the deadline for school districts to register is Friday, April 26. Registration is free for the schools to get involved, and the form is available on the GIL
website. They will be required to provide teams with a minimum of five players each, and also have a faculty member to represent them and serve as a point of contact.