Welcome to the Pennsylvania
Interscholastic Esports Association
High School Esports Governing Body
The PIEA is one of the first high school governing bodies solely focused on esports programs and clubs.
Established in 2019, the organization is a nonprofit entity established through a collaborative effort between McNees Wallace & Nurick and the Hollinger Family, that provides regulatory oversight and competition guidelines for interscholastic esports in Pennsylvania.
The goal is to provide the oversight and regulatory structure necessary to bridge esports as a viable and credible high school program, and instill confidence in school administrators, parents and community leaders in its positive impacts. All while ensuring the safety and security of our state's student-athletes.
The PIEA will host the first High School Esports State Championships in March 2020!
The tournament, which will be held online with an in-person Grand Finals on March 28, 2020, will crown the very first Pennsylvania High School Esports State Champions in two esports titles -- Overwatch and League of Legends.
The PIEA also has plans to develop an official, statewide Interscholastic Esports League that will provide the structure and path toward an annual state championship in each authorized esports game title.
If you currently have an esports program, or are planning to develop a program in 2020, let us know! Click the button below and fill out our interest form!