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Esports Holds First Tournament Featuring Super Smash Bros

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The new Esports club held a Super Smash Bros. Tournament during lunch time on Nov. 7 and Nov. 9 to determine the four finalists.

The new esports club led by sponsor Dr. Kurt Parker held its first in-school tournament in the library on Nov. 7 featuring Super Smash Bros. which allowed the students who signed up to participate in what is considered “pool play,” said Parker, which creates rankings among the students.

Esports is a group with the objective of allowing students to share their talents through video games, competing and as well as have fun.

“So in the spring is when we will actually start competing with the other schools, as well as with the high school sports league, the national organization,” Parker said.

After a warm-up round earlier in the week, the club created a bracket which started on Thursday, Nov.9 and would eliminate players and ultimately lead to the final four competitors in the competition. 

OWTV broadcasted the game in realtime for students at lunch to observe the game from their seats through the screen in the cafeteria. 

“We’re gonna have a prize for the grand champion of our school,” Parker said. “The esports kids have made a trophy for them. So they get a really cool trophy and they get the biggest bragging rights of all, saying that they were indeed the best at Smash Bros.”

The four finalists were sophomore Kawan Da Silva, junior Ian Soellner and seniors Eliann Romero and Asher Van Maanen.

These four players will be competing for first place at a later date, to be determined by Parker.

 

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Logan Kraft is a senior who has been on staff as a writer/photographer for two years. Aside from newspaper, she is the Kay Club President as well as a member of Quill & Scroll Honor Society. In her free time, she enjoys painting, jamming out to music while driving around and spending time with her friends and family. She hopes to improve her design, art, and photography skills for this year's online and print papers, as well as looking forward to getting to know the newspaper staff better!

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