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Esports Documentary Featuring St. Louis Park High School Team Releases Today

What to know about the “Next Gen” documentary highlighting the St. Louis Park High School Overwatch team:

  • “Next Gen” was produced by from Wisdom Gaming Group and acowsay in partnership with the High School Esports League (HSEL)
  • The documentary chronicles the first St. Louis Park High School Overwatch team and its journey to the national championships (they won!)
  • Joseph Lindstrom, a member of the team who was diagnosed with autism at age four, is highlighted
    • Throughout the documentary, Joseph’s journey shows how Esports helped open new doors and how playing on the team helped him connect with fellow students and his teacher and coach
  • The full documentary will be released today at 8 p.m., but you can watch a trailer below (this post will be updated with the full video once it’s released)

Wisdom Gaming Group secured $3 million in Series A funding late last year. Mike Zweigbaum, the organization’s CEO, will be featured on Friday’s episode of Twenty Minutes.

Alex Skjong
Alex oversees the content produced for BETA, Twin Cities Startup Week, and When he’s not writing or editing, there’s a good chance he’s enjoying a refreshing brew and explaining the merits of heavy metal (of which there are many).