San Antonio ISD awarded $25,000 to develop esports packages


SAN ANTONIO – Esports is increasing in San Antonio ISD and shortly extra college students could have the prospect to take part in gaming occasions past San Antonio.

The district acquired $25,000 from the Texas Assocation of State Techniques for Computing and Communications to assist develop their esports packages.

“It’s going to permit our faculties to develop esports throughout the district. Getting them gear that we have to play these video video games and journey to competitors,” Robby Hernandez, esports coach at Jefferson Excessive Faculty mentioned.

Funds will develop esports in two district campuses, one a highschool and one a center faculty.

It can additionally permit college students to take part in a number of esports occasions.

Jefferson Excessive Faculty began its esports program again in 2020 and Hernandez says it’s been very profitable.

“We began three years in the past with a grant from the SAISD basis, and we have been in a position to construct computer systems right here. Get all this gear. Get all of the Nintendo switches that you simply see. And from there, all of our college students have been competing and taking part in in our native tournaments,” Hernandez mentioned.


Hernandez mentioned college students are studying totally different expertise that can assist them in any profession they select.

“Similar to you’ll see in conventional sports activities, our college students are studying learn how to grow to be leaders, learn how to be nice communicators, learn how to play the sport clearly. They’re creating friendships that final perpetually,” Hernandez mentioned.”


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