Esports officially stands for electronic sports. It is a form of organized, competitive gaming in various leagues with players competing individually or in teams. Esports is governed by its own set of rules and guidelines, just like other sports. Much like interscholastic sports, esports requires teamwork, communication, critical and strategic thinking, sportsmanship, and leadership.
Not all esports teams, however, play competively. Some schools host esports clubs that reach students who often are otherwise disengaged from the school community. These clubs provide students with an opportunity to socialize regularly, form friendships and play games, much like a pick-up basketball game in the park. In addition to supporting students' social and emotional wellness, esports provides spaces for students to practice the 4cs, creativity, collaboration, communication and critical thinking.