Illinois High School Association

Illinois high schools start esports video gaming teams

More than two dozen Illinois schools have started esports teams as the Illinois High School Association has recognized video gaming as an emerging high school sport.

Eisenhower High School is one of those schools, and so far more than 30 students at the Decatur school have expressed an interest in its new esports team, The Herald & Review reported .

The closest high school teams are in Peoria and Chicago, said Matt Gremos, an English teacher who's a coach for Eisenhower's team.

The season will run October through January, with practices starting in August. Teams compete in multiplayer games over the internet, but play in person for the state level competition....