HEMET – Out of more than 240 competing teams throughout North America, three students at Hemet High School won first place in the Rocket League PlayVS Regional Championship.
Students from Hemet High School’s esports team maneuvered cars through a virtual arena to score points against opposing teams in the school’s first year participating in the tournament as well as the school’s first year hosting an esports team and club.
Similar to soccer, players battled for control of a ball while attempting to score points in the opposing team’s goal. Students were challenged to complete quick mathematical assessments as the ball ricocheted throughout the virtual, indoor arena.
Team members Roberto “Elevated Buffy” Gallegos, Ethan “Ruthless” Nieves and Edwin “EMac” Maca