Esports showcase draws students, colleges

Teachers and gamers gather at the esports showcase.

Esports is an online gaming sport where you play as a team and compete against other teams across the country.

Last weekend, Our school, University High School Of Science And Engineering had an esports game. At this event, schools from across the region competed in 3 different games to win cash prizes. This event was stretched over 2 days.

Team Coaches Andy Eaton (a UHSSE history teacher) and Dennis Obie (a UHSSE engineering teacher) worked with a company called to plan this event. Eaton and Obie met with the company on a weekly basis for several months to make this event possible. The company offered 3 Games, Valorant, Smash Bros and Rocket League.

There are 7 esports teams at UHSSE. Each team is for a different game. Our school offers Hearthstone, League Of Legends, Madden, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, NBA2K, Rocket League, Super Smash Bros Ultimate & Splatoon 3. And next season they will offer Overwatch 2.

There are games on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. On Tuesdays they play League Of Legends. On Wednesdays they play Smash Bros Ultimate. And on Thursdays they play Madden, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Rocket Leauge.

“It was a new, rare opportunity and something I’ve never done before, and something you wouldn’t get to experience a lot” said Prasidda Pandey ’23 Esports Captain.

The 2 day event was open to the public. About 130+ people attended this event and there were about 80 players. The event gave the players a chance to win scholarships, build up their college resume, work on team building and/or cooperative skills even gave them the chance to get invited to more esports events.

Day 1 of the event was for placing and they had a seminar about playing the games. Day 2 was elimination day. There were 10 college recruiters and tours at UHART college. “The game went very well,” said Obie.

“Multiple teams are on track to make the playoffs” said Eaton.

The League Of Legends team ranked 3 in the state, the Madden team ranked 9 in the country and the Super Smash Bros Ultimate team ranked 14 in the state. For more information about our school esports teams games visit this website.

Joining the team doesn’t take a lot. You don’t have to be great, you don’t even have to have any experience playing video games, as long as you like video games, you are welcome to join the team! You can play from the comfort of your own home with your own equipment and they’re their new games to play every season. All you have to do is commit to one day a week. If you’re thinking about joining the esports team, stop thinking and DO IT! You wont regret it!