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Meet Rock Island High School's First eSports Team

ESports is the newest sport at Rock Island High School. ESports also known as electronic sports is a form of sport competition using video games. Competitors from different leagues or teams face off in the same games that are popular with at-home gamers. 
 
 
Coached by Laurie Vroman and Craig Sharp, students compete in online games against other high schools in the region.
 
The current games offered by esports at Rock Island High School are League of Legends, Rocket League, Madden 21, and Fifa 21. The high school currently has one League of Legends team and three Rocket League teams.
 
League of Legends is a team-based strategy game where two teams of five powerful champions face off to destroy the other's base. Rocket League is a high-powered hybrid of arcade-style soccer with cars, physics-driven competition. 
 
Pre-season has already started while the official season begins March 1st. 
 
 
These are all regional teams:
Our League of Legends Team 
Coach: Laurie Vroman
Name:  Joe' Gaths Team
   Lucas Rettig
   Ben Oliver
   Kade Mckillip
   Evan Lyon
   Max Zahner
 
Substitutes:
  Sean Manary
  Nate Welsh
 
Our Rocket League Teams
Coach: Laurie Vroman
Name:  RIHS (no team name yet)
  Terrance Williams
  Aiden Farrell
  Corbin Gustafson
 
Name:  Car Soccer Team
Coach: Laurie Vroman
  Stephen Dillender
  Kyle Matherly
  Nathan Hendrickx
 
Name:  GCP Team
Coach:  Laurie Vroman
  Logan Newberry
  Juan Lopez
  Gabriel Albarran
 
Substitutes:
  Jordan Crowell
 
 
 
 
ESports
RIHS student Nathan Welsh competing in a League of Legends game.