KHSAA sanctions FIFA and Madden for esports | High school sports

KHSAA sanctions FIFA and Madden for esports |  High school sports

In partnership with PlayVS, the Kentucky High School Athletic Association has announced an expansion of its recognized college title offerings to include FIFA 21 and Madden NFL 21 for the upcoming spring 2021 esports season.

These additions bring the number of sanctioned matches to five, joining previous KHSAA offerings of League of Legends, Rocket League and SMITE.

Amid lingering concerns about COVID-19, interest in esports has increased as it provides students with a safe, extracurricular environment in which to participate.

Two of the world’s most popular sporting titles, FIFA and Madden feature representations of actual professional athletes in their professional teams.

“We are excited to expand our esports offerings to include more opportunities for student-athletes to participate,” said Julian Tackett, KHSAA Commissioner. “Our members were quick to…

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