UPDATED: PIEA Statement on 2020 State Esports Championships Amid Coronavirus Outbreak
On March 13, 2020, the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Esports Association (PIEA) announced it was postponing the remainder of the 2020 PIEA State Esports Championships due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The hope was to resume the tournament once Gov. Tom Wolf and the Pennsylvania Department of Education gave the green light for schools to resume their in-person and on-campus activities.
Unfortunately, in the weeks following our initial postponement, the situation around the novel coronavirus has become more complicated, and social distancing and other mitigation efforts have expanded here in Pennsylvania. This includes the indefinite closure of all K-12 schools across the Commonwealth. There is no set date for students to return to school, or for school buildings and facilities to reopen.
These unprecedented times have forced the PIEA to make the difficult decision to cancel the remainder of the 2020 PIEA State Esports Championships ...
First-Ever Pennsylvania Statewide High School Esports
Championship Announced for March 2020
Pennsylvania Interscholastic Esports Association Unites Schools from Across the Commonwealth for a Chance to Take Home the State Championship Title
HARRISBURG, PA -- February 27, 2020 - The Pennsylvania Interscholastic Esports Association (PIEA), one of the nation's first high school governing bodies exclusively focused on esports, has announced it will host the state's inaugural high school esports competition...
Pennsylvania Interscholastic Esports Association Launches, Announces High School State Championship Tournament
The Pennsylvania Interscholastic Esports Association (PIEA) announced its official launch today, becoming one of the first high school governing bodies focused solely on esports in the country.
The PIEA is a venture started by several stakeholders, including the Hollinger Family and McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC. The PIEA will provide the oversight and regulatory structure necessary to bring credibility and confidence to the esports industry as a viable high school program. All while ensuring student safety, security is the top priority...