Putnam City Schools is excited to announce our entrance into the esports world.
All three high schools will be competing this year in inter-district competition. Games will be Clash Royale, Madden 2020, Rocket League, Super Smash Brothers, League of Legends and Overwatch.
Students interested in the extracurricular activity can contact the school coach.
The district is accepting esport team sponsors that will help defer the cost of team jerseys, travel, equipment, games, etc.
There are three levels of sponsorship.
Gold ParTner- $1000Company name on student jerseys and school/district esports webpage and social media acknowledging sponsorship and level.
Silver ParTner- $500Smaller company name on student jerseys and school/district esports webpage and social media acknowledging sponsorship and level.
bronze ParTner- $250Company name on school/district esports webpage and social media acknowledging sponsorship and level.
Contact Cory Boggs for more information regarding sponsorship opportunities.
STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT
Eligibility: Coaches are required to monitor the academic progress for all eSport athletes as only students in good academic standing are allowed to participate in any match including the playoffs. Any student athlete that is failing any course will be placed on probation for one week. If the student is failing any course the subsequent week, then that student will be determined to be ineligible to participate in any matches. The coach is required to monitor academic progress prior to submitting the roster prior to the match.
Roster Posting: Coaches must post a roster prior to the start of any matches. Coaches are also required to ensure that the student athlete that is registered to participate in the match is the actual player and that a “substitute” is not participating.
Cheating: Breaking any rule and any form of cheating, glitching, abusing in-game mechanics, or unsportsmanlike behavior may result in a Forfeit of a Game, Match, or Ban from OeSL after an official investigates the claim.
Unsportsmanlike Behavior: Punishable unsportsmanlike behavior includes, but is not limited to, excessive use of foul or degrading language, and bullying.
Concessions: Teams may request that they be allowed to concede victory of a Game. Teams may request that their opponent not receive a Forfeit penalty. A Tournament Official must be contacted with these requests.
Abuse: Verbal and/or written abuse of a Tournament Official will not be tolerated through any medium. This includes, but is not limited to, voice communications in game, voice messages, live support chats, Twitter, Facebook, etc. Violators of this rule may be disqualified from Tournament play.
Settings: The hosting team will forfeit the game where the incorrect setting(s) affected the game.
Restricted Teams and/or Playbooks: Use of any restricted Madden team or playbook will result in the loss of that game for the violating tournament team.
Equipment: Players may not use a Turbo controller, a Button Macro controller or Keyboard/Mouse. Turbo controllers allow Players to press a button that results in their Character performing a set of actions that would normally require the Player to press the same button multiple times. Button Macro controllers allow Players to press a button that results in their Character performing a set of actions that would normally require the Player to press multiple buttons. The team using the ineligible equipment will forfeit that games of the match it was used on.
Modified Console/Hacks/Mods: Use of a modified/jail broken console, in game hacks, and/or mods will result in the immediate disqualification of that team and/or a suspension for up to the remainder of the season.
Lack of Cooperation: Failing to comply with Support Staff’s directions and/or requests may result in the forfeit of round(s), a map, or the entire match. Verbal or written abuse of a staff member may result in forfeiture, suspension, and/or disciplinary action at school.
Warnings: Tournament Officials may issue a Warning for infractions including, but not limited to, the use of profane words or phrases, discussion of controversial religious/political topics, threats/implied violence, lack of punctuality, and failure to follow tournament staff instructions. All warnings and penalties are given to the team, not the individual player. Teams may also be warned or incur a penalty for repeated warnings in regards to the same rule. Depending on the severity of the action or conduct by a player, multiple warnings may be handed out for a single infraction, up to and including bypassing warnings and resulting in an immediate penalty.