Williamston High School fielded five E-Sports teams that participated in the Michigan High School E-Sports League (MHSEL). Two teams qualified for the state championship tournament during the spring season. WCS is one of 54 schools in Michigan to have a competitive gaming team.
ESports is competitive online gaming that includes both team-based and individual competitions. It requires skills in critical thinking, situational awareness, communication, problem-solving, analysis, and reflection. Students who compete in ESports build character, develop self-discipline, self-esteem, teamwork, and more. They become an essential part of a community of students who are passionate about similar things. The Williamston High School ESports program is one of 54 schools associated with the Michigan High School ESports League (MHSEL), an organization that is supported by the Michigan Association of Secondary School Principals (MASSP) and the Michigan Association of Student Councils & Honors Societies (MASC/MAHS). MHSEL teams are managed and competitions are organized and run on a platform managed by PlayVS.
For the Spring 2023 season, WHS had 5 teams compete; three teams for Super Smash Brothers Ultimate, one team for Splatoon 3, and one team for Mario Kart Deluxe 8.
The WHS E-Sports team anticipates expanding next school year to include competing in sport-related titles such as Madden and NBA 2K23.