Esports Team Starts Season


Molly Mullis

Coach Christian Carper instructs Laiken Blommers (11) at an Esports practice.

Angga Putra, Staff

The West Delaware Esports team is currently in its fourth week of competition, with their first match on Feb. 17 against Bettendorf. 

The team has competed in two different games, Rocket League and League of Legends. Members play Rocket League matches every Thursday and League of Legends matches every Monday. The Iowa High School Esports Association currently has 12 schools participating from across Iowa.

Christian Carper, the Esports coach, says students are not just playing games. They are working on skills and strategies in order to be successful in the games.

On Feb. 24, the varsity League of Legends team went 1-1 and 2-0 against an Iowa high school. 

“The win felt really good because the team played for 50 minutes together as a team, changed strategy, and adjusted to what was happening in the game,” Carper said.

The League of Legends team is currently in fifth place out of twelve and the Rocket League team is in eleventh place out twelve.