• Wed. Nov 25th, 2020

Sunny Hills’ Lancers Gold eSports team to compete in national winter finals this weekend

ByArlene Huff

Jun 6, 2020
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Sunny Hills will be one of four teams competing this weekend in the North America Scholastic Esports Federation’s winter finals for its League of Legends season, which was delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The top-seeded Lancers Gold will be joined by Kitsilano Secondary of Vancouver, British Columbia, Acton Boxborough Regional of Acton, Mass. and Jones College Prep of Chicago, Ill.

League of Legends is a battle game in a fictional universe.

The online competition can be viewed Saturday on twitch.tv/esportsfed starting at 10 a.m. The play returns to twitch — a live video streaming service — Sunday at 10 a.m. with the finals scheduled for around 2:30 p.m.

The teams will receive awards and also compete for grants and HyperX headsets. First place will earn a $2,500 grant.

The playoffs were delayed more than eight weeks before the coronavirus. which physically shuttered schools throughout the nation.

The weekend competition will also feature senior sendoffs and moments of silence to “demonstrate our commitment to proactively building diversity and racial equality within NASEF, the eSports community, and hopefully extending through our members to impact the world at large.”

Sunny Hills’ roster consists of Erik or his screen name “Berik”, Dylan or “jenníe”, Soonchang, Gavin or  “Javeen”, Cameron or “cam” and alternate Tyler or “shmeety.”

The North America Scholastic Esports Federation works in partnership with Riot Games.

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Arlene Huff

Arlene Huff is the founding member of Golden State Online. Before that She was a general assignment reporter. A native Californian, she graduated from the University of California with a degree in medical anthropology and global health. She currently lives in Los Angeles.

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