The GIANTS will enter into the world of esports in 2019 with a new partnership with High School Esports League (HSEL)
The GIANTS and HSEL have entered into a community partnership in order to engage student gamers across New South Wales, through HSEL’s tournament and education program platforms.
Educating, promoting and raising awareness of gaming and esports in New South Wales high schools – to teachers, students and their parents – are the key objectives of the partnership.
The GIANTS are the third AFL team to get involved in the HSEL, after the Adelaide Crows and the Essendon Bombers.
HSEL Commissioner Woody Wu said he was excited by what this partnership would do for both the GIANTS and students in New South Wales.
“This is a great opportunity to help the GIANTS enter into the world of esports and contribute to the continued growth of this industry,” Wu said.
“They will help us deliver our league and program to more students across New South Wales and allow us to help students learn important life skills through their passion.”
Along with HSEL tournaments, the GIANTS will be involved in teacher workshops and parent forums about gaming throughout New South Wales.
Chief Operating Officer James Avery said
“We’ve always prided ourselves on being a club like no other and this partnership reaffirms this.
“Esports has a highly engaged audience across NSW and we look forward to continuing to contribute to our wider community via the HSEL.”