The esports team goes into battle – the caravan
For the E-Sports team, the season which has just ended was only a warm-up. Now they are serious.
With the end of this E-Sports season, the Caravan’s Overwatch and Rocket League teams have come a long way compared to last season. Both teams have advanced further than ever in their playoff tournaments and are looking to go further next season, which kicks off in January 2022.
The Overwatch team, while not making the playoffs, have won more games than last season.
Team B was seeded eleventh and ended up advancing in the first round but lost in the second round to the Orion Chargers. Team A swept the best matches of the first seven and second rounds. Although they would go far, they would end up losing to the Kankakee Kays, knocking them out of the playoffs. Last season was slightly worse than the previous season. Teams A and B were six and two. One team only reached the third round last season as well.
Mr. Dominic Scheuring, the organizer of E-Sports teams, thinks what makes Team A so unique is their high level of play. give to get them where they are, ”he says. “They already did it for themselves in such a way that you can only go up from there.”
The tournament was regional. There were over one hundred and fifty teams in the Central region that played an eight-week regular season, and the top sixty-four advanced to the playoffs. As the tournament continued, Team A was in the top sixteen of all teams.
Rocket League is the easiest to explain in terms of understanding. The game revolves around three-on-three matches in which players drive cars to kick the soccer ball into a goal. Whoever has the most points at the end of the round wins. Overwatch, on the other hand, is a little harder to explain, but it’s a shooter with a very cartoonish style of play. Each team has six players, and there are characters they can choose from that have special abilities. Some common game modes are Capture the Flag, Escort, and Control. In Escort, players must move a payload from one point to another. During this time, defenders must stop the attacker’s progress until the time runs out. In control, both teams must capture a point in the middle and hold it for a while.
Every Caravan team has something to improve. Freshman Dale Twin, the Rocket League team C captain, hasn’t made the playoffs but wants to put more practice into the game and have better team play. “Our goal for next season would be, as I said before, to play more outside of school and continue to work on those communication skills which are essential for success in the Rocket League,” he said. -he declares.
As for the B team, Jason Cagle, captain and junior, thinks the same thing when it comes to communication. He thinks “more communication and rotations would be amazing.”
Rotations in the Rocket League are known as offense and defense which keep players engaged in attempting to score and defend goals. Team A suffered from a lack of training and communication. Drake Alderson, senior and captain of Team A, is looking to improve both inside and outside of team play. “We definitely need to play more together and probably learn better playing tactics,” he said.
Isaiah Iglesias is the captain of the Overwatch team and shares relatively similar goals to the others. He wants to play more and learn each of the character’s abilities in Overwatch to improve his skills when playing in any game. “It’s just a matter of not only knowing how to use them, but also when it’s best to use them. to use and how to get the most out of the capacity, ”he said. Abilities in Overwatch are traits that can be used in the field and deal with both defensive and offensive abilities.
Mr. Scheuring looks forward to the Overwatch team for next season, especially with seasoned players set to get back into the action. “Isaiah Iglesias has already had a season under his belt and is the most suitable to become the leader,” he said. “I think our knowledge is better, our communication is definitely better, and we’re just trying to create a culture of people who play Overwatch more.”
When it comes to the Rocket League, Mr. Scheuring helps with communication and provides support after a bad loss. But something that worries Mr. Scheuring is practice. “Some of them play a lot, some of them, because they’ve played a lot over the years, don’t train a lot in the regular season.
While all Rocket League teams have had their fair share of experienced players, one player in particular stood out the most. Freshman Aidan McGovern has devoted many hours to Overwatch and has played in many previous tournaments outside of esports. “I’ve been playing for over three years,” he says. “I think my overall game and my understanding of the game really propelled me forward. I’m a very mechanical player and I’m pretty consistent with how I use my mechanics. McGovern is regarded by most of his teammates as an accomplished player with a good frame of mind.
Throughout the season, each team has given their all and improved a lot compared to last season. Mr. Scheuring remains as motivated as possible to take each team further into tournaments with new goals and ideas. “A major goal would be to consolidate the roster with the most qualified players we can find and start a consistent platform and schedule for streaming games.”