Athletics - Esports

The AIA and PlayVS are proud to announce league competition for esports with both a fall and spring season. ALA is excited to be part of the inaugural season. 


Esports League Structure
There will be two seasons each school year, ALA is playing in the fall season:

  • Fall - October to January
  • Practices will be held on school days from 3:10 - 5:00 PM in room 10.
  • Matches are played on a weekly basis and consist of a set number of games. 

League of Legends

                                         Tuesdays at 4 PM  |  Two consecutive games (best-of-two)

                                                                      Rule Book  |  Player Code of Conduct (print form

League of Legends


Rocket League 

                                   Thursdays at 4 PM  |  Up to five consecutive games (best-of-five)
                                                                          Rule Book  |  Code of Conduct (print form)

Rocket League

Fall 2019 Schedule

Each season is divided into 3 different phases.

1. Preseason Practice on the PlayVS platform.
Week 0: 10/14/2019 and 10/21/2019

2. Regular Season Each team's record determines the standings for entering the Playoffs Season.

Week 1: 10/28/2019  
Week 2: 11/4/2019
Week 3: 11/11/2019
Week 4: 11/18/2019
Week 5: 12/2/2019
Week 6: 12/9/2019
Week 7: 12/16/2019

3. Playoffs Season The top teams play in a single-elimination bracket until the finalists are determined.
Playoffs: January 2020
Championships: TBD 


  • Players also must agree to follow the rules for fair play as stated in the "Player Code of Conduct." 
  • Participation fee is $150. (This covers the cost of AIA participation fees and the purchase of necessary equipment) 

“The addition of esports as an AIA activity exponentially increases the opportunities for students to take part in extracurriculars and represent their schools,” said David Hines, Executive Director, AIA. “Many of them wouldn’t necessarily suit up and play varsity sports. This allows for a large portion of high schoolers to be competitive in an area thought to be recreational, and to utilize much-needed teamwork skills.”


Head Coach
Matt Groth

Assistant Coach
Josh Severeid


The ALA eSports team debuted on Tuesday, October 22, in a match against Highland High School in Gilbert. The game League of Legends was the featured platform. A second match-up between these two schools took place on October 24, with Rocket League as the platformThe eSports competition is a newly-sanctioned event by the Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA) this year, and ALA has jumped in with teams in both of the games. Coached by Matt Groth and assisted by Josh Severeid, our eSports competitions will be during the winter season and will occur on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The introduction of these competitions has provided a new outlet for students who are not currently involved in our competitive sports program.