There is little doubt that competitive video games, or esports, have become popular in the United States. Esports are now on national TV, covered by ESPN, finding their way into major commercials, and being watched by millions of viewers both on TV and online. Esports has grown at an incredible rate and as popularity has grown nationally, esports clubs are sprouting up in high schools and middle schools across our great state and nation
As esports club sponsors, we have seen the incredible positives that esports can bring to school campuses across the state and country. To assist new clubs in the State of Indiana, we have created Indiana High School Esports Network (IHSEN).
We conceived IHSEN to assist new clubs in growth, to help them learn from the hurdles we’ve overcome, and to connect with other schools. We are creating the best possible experience for all students in Indiana, and feel it’s important to create a positive culture around high school gaming in our great state. IHSEN can assist with this by connecting teachers and administrators with each other to share ideas and grow our clubs.
One of the goals is to provide information to schools who wish to form esports programs with the information they need to get started, and have created a framework for consistent rules and schedules for our students to compete.
If you are considering starting a gaming or esports club, we are here to help! We will help you avoid mistakes we have made, and give you tips on what has gone well as well as what has not goin well. If you sponsor a gaming or esports club at the high school or middle school level in Indiana, please join our website using your school credentials or reach out to us to ask more questions.
Our grassroots approach allows us to connect all of the schools in our state, rather than paying an outside company to do it for us. Many schools and students cannot afford to buy the equipment and must write grants for the technology needs. Our approach is to offer our services for a small fee and connect all of the schools in the state compared to the national organizations.
Join us in creating a great place for our students to compete, grow, and learn.