GHSA eSports

ESports stands for electronic sports, not to be confused with video games, because it is much more than that. What sets it apart is the level of organized competitive game play between teams and its own strict set of rules and guidelines.  With an eSports sanction being added to the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) last month, many schools have started signing up to make a team of students to go play in tournaments throughout the state. Our school is among the 100 other that have signed up to participate in esports.

The gamer Trojans consist of Zachary Cleveland (11), Austin Sconyers (11), Conrad Olson (12), Chris Parker (12), Keith Peacock (11), James Clark (11), Joshua Martin (12), Gauge Zakrzewski (12), Cole Eubanks (12), Mason Farmer (12), Aaron Bunch (12), Eva Hutto (12), Jagger Price (11), Cory Beacham (11), Devan Milling (11), Sam Ferrell (11), Javier Fajardo (11), Jacob Hoover (11), Jason Alvarez (12), and Philip Madrid (11). Alongside their coach Ben Thompson (Faculty) who once was highly ranked on the game World of Warcraft. When Thompson found out the school was putting together a eSports team, he was the one that answered Mr. Wright’s (Faculty) call.

With this being there first season being called season zero. Which is basically working out all the kinks within the games and how the system runs throughout the state with other schools. How they practice is the Trojans will run through various “drills” to better communication and timing and even do skirmishes with other schools. 

Eubanks said “ It’s cool and like interesting to be the first pioneer to test it out for our school and we’re still learning how to practice, coach, and represent the school as a whole team.”