MGLVA eSports

Game Guide

The MGLVA esports league competes in a total of five games. Read below to learn more!

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Valorant is a free-to-play first-person tactical shooter game. It features fast paced 5v5 squad based tactical combat requiring fast reflexes, even faster thinking, and advanced strategies to take full advantage of the unique skills of each squad member.

​Game Genre: FPS (First Person Shooter)
Platforms: PC Game
Cost: Free to play

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Rocket League

Described as “soccer with rocket-powered cars”, Rocket League has up to four players on each of two teams. They use rocket-powered vehicles to hit a ball into their opponents goal to score points over the course of the match.

​Game Genre: Sports
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation, Xbox, PC (Cross Platform)
Cost: Free to play

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League of Legends

League of Legends is a battle game with a top-down view. Teams work together to win, usually by destroying the core building (called the Nexus) in the enemy team’s base after bypassing a line of defensive structures called turrets, or towers.

​Game Genre: MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena)
Platforms: PC Game
Cost: Free to play

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Fortnite is a survival game with several modes of play. Currently, competition is done in 4v4 Box Battles. A fast-paced, action-packed game where strategic thinking is a must.

​Game Genre: TPS (Third Person Shooter)
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PS, Xbox, PC, Mobile device with controller (Cross Platform)
Cost: Free to play

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Chess is one of the oldest and most popular board games and has been enjoyed by cultures around the world for more than 1,000 years. It is played by two opponents on a checkered board with specially designed pieces of contrasting colors, commonly white and black. White moves first, after which the players alternate turns in accordance with fixed rules, each player attempting to force the opponent’s principal piece, the King, into checkmate—a position where it is unable to avoid capture.

​Game Genre: Strategic Board Game
Platforms: Only a web browser is required so PC, Mac, Or Mobile Device
Cost: Free to play

ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)

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League FAQs

Is there a cost to play in the league?

All games are free to play and have modest hardware requirements. Students may be able to use the same computer as the one they use for school. Please note that players are required to furnish their own gaming hardware such as a PC, Xbox, PlayStation, or Nintendo Switch.

What is the time commitment for league participation?

Students should expect to devote a minimum of three hours per week outside of normal school hours, with a mandatory one-hour practice session. Competitive matches will take place in the evenings on a weekly basis. Students are encouraged to organize and participate in additional practices on their own time. Currently, all league activities are scheduled to occur Monday through Friday, except on national holidays and during official school breaks. Voluntary activities may be scheduled during these times later in the season.

What are the eligibility requirements to participate in the league?

All students must be at least 13 years of age to play in the league. Players considered to be at the professional level are not allowed to participate in the league. They should also be able to make the time commitment to participate in league activities. Additionally, students must be enrolled full-time at MGLVA. As part of the application process, the student athlete and learning coach must read, fill out, and sign the permission forms found in the handbook sent to them. For a more in depth look at the probation standards, please read the information in the following link.

How will students communicate and organize practices?

A school sponsored and monitored Discord forum will be made available where students will be able to build a community, share tips, and organize practice sessions.

I want to play a game not offered by the league, what should I do?

A limited selection of games is currently available. We plan to expand game offerings in the future as the program grows. Suggestions will be taken into consideration and are appreciated.