Posted Date: 10/13/2021
Keith Duffey watches his son, Brennan, and another boy play a computer game during an open house for Union’s new esport arena room at the Union Freshman Academy on Tuesday.
Union Public Schools launched the Oklahoma Esports League — the first high school-sponsored league of its kind in Oklahoma — in partnership with nine other school districts across the state a few years ago.
Earlier this month, the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association voted to make esports a championship activity. Todd Borland, executive director of information technology at Union, said 150 students showed up for try-outs for the school’s competitive video gaming team last Friday.