Story by Felipe Sanchez
Esports gamers get a chance to show their skills to others at Boyd with the new Esports club.
“I think it is very fortunate that the school has started an Esports club and I’m happy to be a part of it,” senior Sterling Sims, a member of the Esports club, said.
The club started with the winter league and the competition is strong for many of the students. The competition began January 14, and every week teams and solo players will take on another school’s team for points during pre-season. The games offered to Boyd gamers include Fortnite, League Of Legends, Overwatch, Dota 2, Dragon Ball Fighter Z, Super Smash Bros Ultimate, and Heart Stone.
“The competition provides a challenge which we don't get in an average game,” senior Om Patel said.
In order to earn money to make the club a success, the club will live stream on
Twitch. This aids in obtaining money to offset club costs and have money for future
Multiple students from Boyd will stream a variety of games to help the Twitch partnership. Currently Boyd has six teams total playing for a chance to show what they can do on a competitive level. There are also 26 individual students who are competing to prepare for upcoming seasons.
The club meets every Tuesday afternoon in the library. For more information, check out Marielle Standridge's story on BNN.