The Minnesota Esports Club was founded in 2019 as a student group in Wayzata High School. Led by former faculty adviser Peter Young, the group quickly grew to over 80 participants. Early success was achieved with national championships in League of Legends and Rainbow Six Siege and three full-ride scholarship offerings to four-year colleges.
The club was incorporated in May 2019 as a nonprofit 501c3. Our goal is to enable all youth to develop and growth through competition in esports. We welcome all middle and high schoolers to join us by registering.
MEC membership and competition is structured into four seasons, following the high school sports seasons, for year-round action. All single-player sports participants are accepted. For team sports, we have tryouts and place participants on teams based on esport, skill level and location/school district.
Players and teams have regular practices 2-4 times per week and competitions typically weekly once the season begins. In addition, we are adding scrimmages and matches against other school and club teams rapidly as esports continues to grow.
Winter and Summer feature open tournaments and offer opportunities for combined elite teams. Fall and Spring are usually school- or location-based teams.
Matches may be remote, with players competing from their home, local, with players meeting at a local school or facility, or away, requiring transportation to another location.