League of Legends

High School

Scholastic Tournament

Active Pennsylvania Esports Clubs

• Achievement House Cyber Charter School • Annville-Cleona High School • Avon Grove High School • Bishop McDevitt High School • Chambersburg Area Career Magnet School • Chester High School • Columbia High School • Conestoga Valley High School • Conrad Weiser High School • Delaware County Intermediate Unit • Donegal High School • Elizabethtown Area High School • Ephrata High School • Ephrata Public Library • Garnet Valley High School • La Academia: The Partnership Charter School • La Salle College High School • Lancaster Catholic High School • Lebanon High School • Manheim Township High School • Penn Manor High School • Solanco High School • Susquehanna Community High School

Esports and the E

Emerald Foundation (“The E”) has strategically partnered with the Samueli Foundation to bring the NASEF (North America Scholastic Esports Federation) initiative to Pennsylvania “to provide opportunities for ALL students to use esports as a platform to acquire critical communication, collaboration, and problem-solving skills needed to thrive in work and in life.” Learn more about this exciting, FREE academic after-school club program for high schools and community organizations.


Interested in Creating a Club?


For more information on this program, contact: Terry Kraft Chief Esports Strategist Emerald Foundation  

Email: tkraft@emeralde.org

Phone: (717) 314-4760  

James Roussel Esports Program Coordinator Emerald Foundation  

Email: jroussel@emeralde.org

What is Esports?

Also known as electronic sports, esports is a form of competition that is facilitated through computer gaming. Most commonly, esports takes the form of organized, multiplayer online video game competitions. These competitions often incorporate live broadcasts with commentary and award prize money to competitors. Esports is also one of the fastest growing sports in the world.

High School Esports Program Awarded $500,000 Grant From PA Department Of Education.

(LANCASTER, PA – February 11, 2019) –Pennsylvania Secretary of Education Pedro Rivera announced today that the Emerald Foundation has been awarded nearly $500,000 in a PAsmart Advancing Computer Science & STEM Grant for its “Supporting Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Esports” program.

“Supporting Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Esports” will infuse STEM learning into a passion students currently embrace: video gameplay. The North America Scholastic Esports Federation (NASEF), founded by the Samueli Foundation and managed on the east coast by the Emerald Foundation, was created to provide opportunities for ALL students to use esports as a platform to acquire critical communication, collaboration, and problem-solving skills needed to thrive in work and in life. This new program in Pennsylvania will bridge the gaps between the highest and lowest performing students through highly engaging instruction, ongoing opportunities for team collaboration, creative problem-solving, and competitive fair play.