GAMERS at King Edward VI School have shot to victory in two national tournaments.
The KES Esports team, formed in 2017, triumphed in tournaments run by Digital Schoolhouse (DSH) and the British Esports Association (BEA).
The team won the National Esports Tournament beating 3,500 secondary schools playing Overwatch – a team-based shooter game set on a near-future earth.
And they then went on to win the BEA’s Open National Tournament held at Insomnia, the UK’s largest gaming festival attended by over 50,000 enthusiasts.
Team manager and captain Patrick Marosani said: “Being able to take part in these tournaments was an incredible experience for everyone involved.
“It was great seeing our Esports team grow from a small group of four to a total of 14 players, seven technical crew members and 60 wonderful supporters who contributed to the running of social media, live streams and team organisation overall.
“This allowed people from all age groups within the school to work together on something they are passionate about, and it has given many people valuable experience in a range of fields within the Esports industry, as well as improving their public speaking skills and confidence.
“The support from our teachers has also been great, especially with such a new activity.”