FAMILY. TEAMWORK. LEADERSHIP. COMMUNICATION. CONFIDENCE.
Esports is recognized as an "emerging sport and activity" by MSHAA. Vianney students practice and compete against other high schools state-wide in a Missouri STEM accredited league (MOSEF). The Esports competitive season is organized by specific competitive games, and further broken down into Fall, Winter, and Spring seasons. Games/seasons are subject to change.
Competitive teams are organized by the # of available spots per game-title, and the # of students interested in trying out for those available spots. Furthermore, if there is enough interest in a specific game-title and space is available, a JV roster will be created.
TRYOUTS: Last approx. 1-2 weeks before the respective season, and every student will make a team. Starting roster spots are awarded upon skill-level, commitment, attendance, grades, and good behavior. Starters will be given reserved PC spots at practice Mon-Thurs. Non-starters/Subs have a dedicated practice on Fridays, and will be given first-dibs when there is PC-availability Mon-Thurs.
Starters are expected to make at least 75% of all practices/competitions. Practices are held in the Esports Center Monday-Thursday, from 3:30pm-5:00pm, located on the North-End of the Vianney Campus. Non-Starters/Subs are expected to practice every Friday, from 3:30pm-5:00pm, and ready to move-up when called upon. (STARTING LINEUPS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE).
COST: The cost to join Vianney Esports is free! Additional costs may include: league registration fees and/or purchasing game titles.
(NOTICE FOR PC: if you own a game-title on Xbox or PlayStation, but do not own on PC (Steam), that game-title will need to be purchased again for PC in order to play it in our Lab. Once purchased, a digital copy of the game is saved to your account.)
GPA: Minimum requirement is a 2.5. Students with a D/F will be notified, and must communicate a teacher-approved academic plan to both Esports Moderators for approved return to practice/competitions.
COMPETITIVE SEASON BEGINS: SEPT. 18, 2023. (1 MATCH PER WEEK. REG. SEASON LASTS 8 WEEKS)
PLAYOFFS: Rocket League/Overwatch - NOV. 6, 2023 | Super Smash Bros. Ultimate SOLOS - NOV. 13, 2023
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP: Rocket League/Overwatch - DEC. 1-2 | Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - DEC. 9, 2023 (IN-PERSON. TBD)
WHEN ARE COMPETITION DAYS? See below for each specific game-title.
- Thursdays, @4PM
Rainbow Six: Siege (16+ Parental Consent)
- Thursdays, @4PM (Varsity/JV)
- Tuesdays, @4PM
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Solos)
- Mondays, @4PM
(Subject to Change)
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
(Subject to Change)
League of Legends
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Crew Battle)
(Optional 2nd Season)
Rainbow Six: Siege (16+ Parental Consent)
Community Days are held on scheduled Fridays throughout the school year hosted in the Esports Center or Media Center. Community Days allow our students to take full advantage of the Esports Center amenities and play what they want! Community Days feature student-organized tournaments each semester for Vianney students to challenge one another and win real prizes!
Past tournaments have included: NBA2K, FIFA, NHL, Madden, Mario Kart, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and more!
- What is Esports?
- How can I watch?
- why offer esports at Vianney?
- Where do you practice/compete?
- Can you earn a Varsity letter for esports?
- Additional Resources
Esports describes the world of competitive, organized video gaming. Competitors from different schools, leagues, and teams face off in the same games that are popular in the competitive gaming scene: Overwatch, Rocket League, Rainbow Six: Siege, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Valorant, League of Legends, and many more!
Esports is a growing sport & activity taking over the high school and university scene. Colleges and Universities from across the country are offering Esports Scholarships ranging in amounts from $1,000 to Full-Rides. Currently, Vianney has several alumni on Esports Scholarships, and several more competing for University Esports Teams around the country. Those alumni include...
Mike Esswein '20 - Maryville University
Spencer Shively '20 - Culver-Stockton University
Blake Kronsbein '20 - Mizzou
Luke Kotcher '20 - Bradley University
Ramon Gallardo '21 - Navarro College
Responding to both student feedback and popular demand worldwide, Vianney set out to begin an Esports Program in November of 2019. By playing games, students are able to deepen their levels of interaction and communicate more effectively, readying them for later in life. Esports offers opportunities for student's from any background to find success. Esports builds upon the same skills that are taught in the Vianney classroom like communication, teamwork, leadership, integrity, and family spirit. These are the core values that we hold true to our program.
We promote balance as the main factor for success in Esports. We reinforce that by teaching our students proper life-balance with faith, nutrition, sleep habits, cardio & weight training, and monitoring time spent in-game vs. time spent with family. At Vianney Esports, we begin each practice/competition in prayer, and end each practice/competition with discussion on how we can improve individually and as a team.
But don't just take our word for it... see what others have to say about the growing world of Esports!
Vianney Esports claims their new home on the North-Side of the Vianney Campus in the brand-new, 1,200 sq. ft., state-of-the-art Esports Center. Outfitted with x24 cutting-edge Lenovo Legion gaming PCs, custom GT Omega gaming chairs, individual Eureka Ergonomic gaming desks, LG SmartTVs with Nintendo Switch, Xbox, and Playstation consoles.
YES! In 2021, MSHAA (Missouri State Highschool Athletic Association) listed Esports under the classification of an 'emerging sport and activity', which allows Vianney Students to earn a Varsity Letter for Competitive Esports!
Students wanting to earn a Varsity Letter for Esports are expected to attend at least 80% of all practices and competitions. Students are expected to be at-practice unless an excused absence is provided to the Esports Moderators with 24-hour notice.
Students may only earn 1 Varsity Letter in a given season (i.e. a student playing a Fall sport would need to wait until the Spring to earn a Varsity Letter for Esports, and vice versa).
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Mike Esswein '20
Pursuing B.S. in Cybersecurity at Maryville University.
League of Legends, Overwatch, Livestream Manager
Blake Kronsbein '20
Pursuing B.S. in Marketing with a Marketing Analytics certification at Mizzou.