Esports Equipment

This is a grant from The Awesome Fund, dedicated solely to student clubs and organizations, and funded by a generous Hopkins alumnus, a matching donation from his employer, and the family & friends of Ethan Lang

Hopkins VAL is the Esports (electronic sports) club, 40 students strong, who will use this $800 Awesome Fund award to purchase 12 sets of gaming mice and mouse pads. These special mice have extra-sensitive sensors for increased accuracy and responsiveness, to increase player abilities. ‘Val’ is short for Valorant, the 5-v-5 game that the club focuses on, and it’s part of the growing billion-dollar Esports industry, offering big money and college scholarships for players. Hopkins Val members hope to improve the performance of the PC’s they have access to in the HHS computer lab, to help get them ready to compete in the fall season.

Esports, short for electronic sports, is a form of competition using video games. Esports often takes the form of organized, multiplayer video game competitions, particularly between professional players, individually or as teams. Although organized competitions have long been a part of video game culture, these were largely between amateurs until the late 2000s.

Awarded May 2022
Hopkins High School, Student Club: Hopkins VAL
Submitters: Laurel Cox, student; Michael Babine-Dinnen, faculty advisor

We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.
Our tax id is 41-1808042.