Kent News

Kent eSports Club Hosts League of Legends Tournament

Back to Article
Back to Article

Kent eSports Club Hosts League of Legends Tournament

Courtesy of Jason Li '19

Courtesy of Jason Li '19

Courtesy of Jason Li '19

Kevin Hobbs

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






The Kent School Esports team is starting it’s first on-campus tournament, marking a turning point for the club. This relatively new club has formed a team for the popular ESport “League of Legends”, and it is composed of many different Kent Players, some very competitive, some above average, and even several newer players.

For now the team, whose current name is “Cash Money”, is starting small. In an interview with team captain Mark Stephanos ’20, he explains what the team’s current prospects are. He says, “We’re starting an ESports tournament for the first time in Kent history. It will be between players at Kent, but we are looking into organizing home or away tournaments on an interscholastic level.”

At the moment, the team is focusing on training their players and establishing connections both in and outside of Kent. Though the base of their platform is “League of Legends”, they are open to adding more ESports to their roster. The most probable additions would include “Counter-Strike: Global Offensive” or “Super Smash Brothers.” The latter would definitely bring the club new blood or at least new fans.

The prospects of an interscholastic ESports league are exciting. It is still a fairly new trend, so Kent would be an innovator if other schools followed suit. However, the team will still face challenges in the form of finding teams at schools other than Kent. At this point, there are very few competitive High School ESports teams, but with a group of 3-5 opponents, an interscholastic ESports league would be possible.

As the Kent ESports scene grows we can hope that the other teams will grow as well. When asked what the most prominent challenge for creating an interscholastic ESports league would be, Stephanos says, “Finding worthy opponents.”

The club has managed to create a substantial team in such a short amount of time, but they still have a long way to go before they create the league they desire.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Left
  • Kent eSports Club Hosts League of Legends Tournament

    Showcase

    Kent Varsity Girls Volleyball: An Inaugural Season Recap

  • Kent eSports Club Hosts League of Legends Tournament

    Showcase

    Students Give Back at The Little Guild

  • Kent eSports Club Hosts League of Legends Tournament

    Showcase

    Girls Hockey Starts Strong

  • Kent eSports Club Hosts League of Legends Tournament

    Arts

    Dance Recital Blows Audience Away

  • Kent eSports Club Hosts League of Legends Tournament

    Features

    Congratulations to New Faculty Chair Appointments

  • Kent eSports Club Hosts League of Legends Tournament

    Showcase

    Kent School Represents at 42nd Annual Kent Pumpkin Run

  • Kent eSports Club Hosts League of Legends Tournament

    Features

    Empty Bowl Dinner

  • Kent eSports Club Hosts League of Legends Tournament

    Showcase

    Varsity Field Hockey Ends 10-5-1

  • Kent eSports Club Hosts League of Legends Tournament

    Showcase

    Volleyball’s Stellar First Season

  • Kent eSports Club Hosts League of Legends Tournament

    Arts

    Artist Profile: Stanley Hsia ’19

Navigate Right
The student news site of Kent School
Kent eSports Club Hosts League of Legends Tournament