Last Saturday, Brandon M., Joshua B., Mitchell W., and Aiden L. became the newest League of Legends META High School eLeague regional SA/NT state champions who will go on to play in the Nationals on August 29th.
“We played pretty well for the most part,” says Joshua.
“Actually we got progressively worse as the series went on but we were still better than the other teams.
“We picked to our strengths for the most part. Sometimes we didn’t play as we well as we could. We just were the better players and the better players came out on top.”
League of Legends is a multiplayer online battle arena video game developed and published by Riot Games and a firm favourite within the eSports community.
The group have been playing together since last year with the newest team member, Joshua, joining earlier this year.
“I don’t play the game religiously – I play it a lot,” says Joshua.
“Obviously I play other games too. I enjoy it. Sometimes it can be really frustrating. With this crew it was enjoyable and a good time.”
Academy of Game, Film and Animation teachers, Toby Fogarty and Ben Ryder, encouraged their students to participate in the League of Legends championship.
“I think our teacher Toby told us about it and we were like ‘yeah sure,’” says Bandon.
The team says that they don’t have any plans to change the way they play for the Nationals.
“I don’t think we need to change anything, I think we’re pretty good the entire time,” says Brandon.
“We’re psyched but we’re overthinking it. We should just rely on that one simple factor that it doesn’t matter until we get into game,” says Aiden.
The nationals will be livestreamed on Twitch on August 29th where our SA/NT Regional Champions will compete for a chance to win the coveted national title.
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