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Esports Team Finishes in Top 8 of Pacific Region

The Super Smash Esports team finished their season with a 2-0 loss in the Pacific Region quarterfinals to Prince George Secondary School of British Columbia on Dec. 6. “We tried to strategize since we had lost to them in the regular season, and it was a lot closer than last time,” says coach Ross Miller. Prince George went on to finish 3rd in the region, which includes schools all along the West Coast and west of the continental divide.

Seniors Gabe Gustafson, Gibson Montgomery, Ronan Gortler, and Travis Morris will graduate this year after successfully leading the Esports team to playoffs two years in a row. In fact, the SGS Esports program was developed and implemented as a start-up model by Gabe and Gibson during their freshman year. “Emboldened by the support of peers and teachers alike, Gabe set out to convince his parents, Technology Director Thomas Hurst, and Head of School Jamie Tender of his commitment and passion for Esports with amazing success,” says Miller. “He also recruited several upper classmen and some 9th graders, including his friends graduating with him this year.”

Along with their success in getting the program off the ground, the seniors have recruited a dozen 9th and 8th graders to join the team this fall and express interest in playing again next year. Go Dragons!