Missouri HS Esports Association Joins National Federation
- By Dian Schaffhauser
high school esports association in Missouri is signing on as an
affiliate to the North
America Scholastic Esports Federation (NASEF).
High School Esports Association (MHSEA)
has become an official statewide affiliate of NASEF, a nonprofit that
runs competitions and training programs, helps set up afterschool
clubs and develops esports curriculum. NASEF's activities and
resources are available free.
which launched last year, has 50 participating schools around the
state. Even under COVID-19 restrictions, association officials said,
the league has continued to run esports practice and play online.
Missouri association runs a mix of regional esports tournaments in
Overwatch, League of Legends, Rocket League and Super Smash Bros.
Ultimate. Teams will also now participate in NASEF’s national
events, which offer the promise of winning scholarships and school
and MHSEA share the same purpose of providing education to schools
and students through esports, as well as providing access to as many
students as possible," said Tony Gragnani, president of MHSEA
and principal of Hickman
in a statement. "The future is bright for Missouri high school
Dian Schaffhauser is a senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal, Campus Technology and Spaces4Learning. She can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter @schaffhauser.