Press start on your E-sports experience

Alex Arnesen

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January 16, 2020

Hidden away, in a small hallway on the bottom floor of Davis high, is a classroom taught by Jason Scanlon. For most of the week, he teaches digital media and graphic design. But on every alternating Monday and Wednesday, he leads and directs the Davis high esports club. After some research and an interview with Mr. Scanlon, I’m ready to tell you all you need to know about the Davis high esports club.   

Before we get going, you might be asking what even is esports? To quote an article written by CNN’s AJ Willingham 

eSports describes the world of competitive, organized video gaming.”

Esports is not one specific game but rather a term used to encompass any and all competitive gaming. Games such as Fortnite, Call of Duty or league of legends and some of the more popular esports. You might not have known that games such as overwatch, CS-GO and even Clash Royal have esports scenes. Each one having thousands of dollars in prize money. Also, according to an article by Influencer, esports is one of the fastest-growing sports in the world pulling in a total of 215 million viewers in 2018 alone and predicted to be pulling numbers over 300 million by 2021. 

Now that we’re all up so speed let’s talk about Davis high’s esports club. I interviewed Mr. Scanlon to get all the info you’ll need. First where and when do they meet? Scanlon told me “The esports club meets in my room every alternating Monday and Wednesday.” Should I bring anything? Scanlon says “yes, please bring a good attitude.” What games are they playing? Scanlon’s response “We’ll be playing Halo, Super smash bros, Heroes of the storms and some other things here and there.” Consider joining the esports club if anything I talked about sounds interesting to you. Remember the club will be meeting on every alternating Monday and WednesdayEveryone’s welcome as long as you bring a positive attitude