What are Esports?

Esports are, in a nutshell, competitive video games! The same way a football or volleyball team might practice and compete, so too does an Esports team. Esports is an amazing way for students to be part of a team, learn group dynamics, build skills, and potentially even earn scholarships to compete for a college if they have the skills! Here at MVPAZ, we plan to get in on the Esports action within the Stride Esports league this fall!

Students of all ages for chess, and students aged 13 and up who meet the requirements may join the team to practice and compete against other schools in our network. Signups for the Fall 2021 season close on August 31st at 5:00 PM, but we will have signups for Spring of 2022 open later this year! If you have questions about the Esports Team please email Coach K at kyazbell@mvpaz.org.


MVPAZ competes Stride K12 Esports League, where students will play against other Stride school athletes from around the country. This will give students the opportunity to test their skills against their peers in a private Stride sponsored league. Students will have opportunities to play against 20+ Stride Schools across the country!

Sign up to join the MVPAZ Esports Team for the Spring of 2022

Students age 13+ are welcome to sign up for the spring of 2022! To sign up please email Coach K (kyazbell@mvpaz.org) or Coach A (javalos@mvpaz.org) and they will be happy to help!


Esports Team Meeting Tuesday, January 11th at 4:00 PM

Pre-season: January 17th - 21st

Regular Season: January 24th - March 18th

Esports Spring Break: March 21st - April 8th

Playoffs/Championships: April 11th - 15th

Spring Semester (2022) Practice Schedule

League of Legends



Tuesdays at 4:00 PM


Wednesdays at 4:00 PM

Rocket League 3v3

Thursdays at 4:00 PM

Spring Semester (2022) Match Schedule

League of Legends

Mondays at 5:00 PM


Tuesdays at 5:00 PM


Wednesdays at 5:30 PM

Rocket League 3v3

Thursdays at 5:00 PM

Esports Twitch Streaming

Cheer our Esports Vandals on live by joining during the matches through Twitch. When available, each match will be livestreamed for students and families to show their support and cheer on our team!

Game Guide

Chess (All Ages)

Chess is one of the oldest and most popular board games and has been enjoyed by cultures around the world for more than 1,000 years. It is played by two opponents on a checkered board with specially designed pieces of contrasting colors, commonly white and black. White moves first, after which the players alternate turns in accordance with fixed rules, each player attempting to force the opponent’s principal piece, the King, into checkmate—a position where it is unable to avoid capture.

Game Genre: Strategic Board Game

Platform: Only a web browser is required so PC, Mac, Or Mobile Device

Cost: Free to Play

ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)

Rocket League (Ages 13+)

Described as "soccer with rocket-powered cars", Rocket League has up to four players on each of two teams. They use rocket-powered vehicles to hit a ball into their opponents goal to score points over the course of the match.

​Game Genre: Sports

Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation, Xbox, PC (Cross Platform)

Cost: Free to play

ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)

Valorant (Ages 13+)

Valorant is a free-to-play first-person tactical shooter game. It features fast paced 5v5 squad based tactical combat requiring fast reflexes, even faster thinking, and advanced strategies to take full advantage of the unique skills of each squad member.

​Game Genre: FPS (First Person Shooter)

Platforms: PC Game

Cost: Free to play

ESRB Rating: T (Teen)

League of Legends (Ages 13+)

League of Legends is a battle game with a top-down view. Teams work together to win, usually by destroying the core building (called the Nexus) in the enemy team's base after bypassing a line of defensive structures called turrets, or towers.

Game Genre: MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena)

Platform: PC Game

Cost: Free to play

ESRB Rating: T (Teen)

Fortnite (Ages 13+)

Fortnite is a survival game where up to 100 players fight against each other to be the last one standing. A fast-paced, action-packed game where strategic thinking is a must.

​Game Genre: TPS (Third Person Shooter)

Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PS, Xbox, PC, Mobile device with controller (Cross Platform)

Cost: Free to play

ESRB Rating: T (Teen)