High school athletes in Forsyth County could soon take to the digital playing fields.
GHSA executive director Robin Hines, speaking at the annual Georgia Sports Writers Association meeting on Sunday, said that the organization will add esports to its list of offerings for the upcoming school year, and per Forsyth County athletic director Nathan Turner, the county plans to be involved.
“We can’t wait,” Turner said. “We need the details.”
Many specifics of esports are still yet to be determined – such as the structure of the competition, exactly where and when the competitions will take place, and what games will be involved – but Turner said he has talked to the county’s IT department and received confirmation that it could handle the activity. Turner said the county hopes to offer esports at the middle school level, as well.