E Sports Club: Playing video games makes you more intelligent, Sheffield says

The next video game tournament, hosted by the E Sports Club and open to everyone, takes place on Friday, April 18th at 3:00 p.m in room 2408.


“I don’t want anyone to feel forced to join this organization. It’s all about enjoying it; if you [do], come and play,” said Mr. Sheffield, the club’s advisor.


This club started when students asked if Sheffield would help set it up. A gamer himself, Sheffield keeps the club unofficial in order to build a community where anyone, without signing up, can come and have fun.


“When it comes down to playing video games,” said Sheffield, “you do it because you enjoy it and it’s fun. Anyone can have fun.”


Other than playing games, such as Mario Kart, that create a setting where students can make friends, the club also enjoys Smash Bros, Starcraft, World of Warcraft, League of Legends, and others that build intellect. Such games help in competing with other high schools.


Sheffield said, “Are you smart because you play games, or do you play games, so, therefore, you’re smart? I strongly believe that playing video games makes you more intelligent.”


Winning the tournament brings different prizes, from a certificate that is posted on Sheffield’s wall to a gift card at The Point. Until then, those planning to go to the two hour competition can practice.