Esports Club kicks off its first year as an after school club


The Esports Club meets in the newly renovated gaming room located in C6. New members are still welcome to join.

     This year, computer tech staff member Mr. Michael DeFabio is advising the brand new Esports Club. Within the first hour of the club fair, 70 students signed up. With a brand new room to themselves and plenty of participants, the Esports Club is expected to have a long and successful future, according to Mr. DeFabio.

     After several years of planning, the club started on Oct. 5. The room is located in C6, and it was put together by Mr. DeFabio. 

     “Once Mr. Dylan Saturno told me that the school thought about making an Esports Club, I knew it was something that I wanted to be involved in right away,” Mr. DeFabio said.

     Two genres of games will be played in the club’s inaugural year. There are First Person Shooter  (FPS) and Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) games. Six total games will be played: Overwatch 2, Valorant, Apex Legends, League of Legends, Rocket League and Super Smash Bros. There are hopes of a Minecraft server being started up in the future. 

     Mr. DeFabio said that he would like to form competitive teams for each game. The teams are formed by asking every member of the club which game they would like to play competitively.

     Mr. DeFabio said that the club will be a comfortable environment for those who want to play a sport for the school but don’t want to be a part of a physically demanding one. It is his goal to  have one of his club members earn a scholarship for gaming. He also said that he sees longevity in this club.

     “This club is here to stay,” he said. “We are on level one right now, and we are working on building up.”

     Mr. DeFabio also wants to make it known that all are welcome to this club, and students may find a new hobby while participating.