Denver7: Competitive video gaming coming to Colorado high schools

Members of the Gateway High School ESports team practice for the upcoming season.

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"Colorado high schools are opening their arms to video games by recognizing esports as a competitive activity via a pilot program this October. Schools will be able to form teams, have practices, and play other schools during the upcoming 'season.'

'It’s a program that we’re very excited about launching as a pilot,' Commissioner Rhonda Blanford-Green of the Colorado High School Activities Association said.

By bringing an activity like esports into the school environment, it also allows students that might not otherwise participate in clubs or activities to do so.

'It makes me feel a lot more confident in my abilities even though I’m not as athletic as most others in the school,' Gateway High School esports team captain Kevin Tran said.