Welcome to the Unified Flyers ESPORT Special Olympics League

  • Dear Parents and Students of East St. Louis School District 189,

    We are pleased to announce the launch of an exciting new opportunity for our students and community: the East St. Louis eSports Team. Led by Ernest Tillman, our Technology Integration Specialist, and in partnership with the Special Olympics Unified, this team provides an opportunity for our students to engage in competitive gaming while developing the skills they need to thrive in the modern world.


    Practices and competitions will be held regularly and information can be found in this document. We hope to see many of our students participating in this innovative program. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Mr. Tillman at 618-646-3336 or ernest.tillman@estl189.com.


    We are excited to offer this opportunity to our students and wish East St. Louis eSports Team the best of luck in their upcoming competitions!



    East St. Louis School District 189


    Practice Schedule:

    • Tuesdays each week. If there are any changes, you will be notified in advance. 


    Games Played: 

    • During practice, we will have a variety of games that students will be allowed to play.
    • Students will have access to a Playstation 5, X Box Series X, and a Nintendo Switch. 


    Games available:

    • Rocket League, NBA 2K23, Madden 23, Super Smash Bros, and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. 

    League Games:

    • When it comes to league play, there are two different leagues.
      • Students will have the opportunity to compete in Rocket League or Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.
      • When it comes to competition days, Rocket League competes on Thursdays and Mario Kart competes on Wednesdays.


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