FHS Esports Club Participates In Their First Tournament As An Official Club
On Saturday, March 2nd, nine athletes from the fledgling "FHS Trojan Esports Club" made the trip to WACO high school for a Fortnite, 1v1 Build Battle. If this sounds a little foreign and confusing to you, that is ok. The idea of Esports is a new, up and coming concept.
The nine students from Fairfield traveled to WACO to take on a field of 32 total athletes representing eight schools in Southeast Iowa. This was a double elimination tournament, and the champion would walk away with a trophy that was 3-D printed during the tournament and a Respawn Gaming Chair.
The tournament lasted about five hours, and when all the dust had settled, six of the nine Fairfield students placed in the top 10.
Kyle Schubick lost late in the winner's bracket, just to battle back and face the same person who sent him to the battle back bracket in the first place. Their final match lasted over thirty minutes, and Schubick walked away with 2nd place.
Schubick is on the left.
All of the student athletes battled hard in their games and represented Fairfield high school well, not only with their final standings and game play, but also by exhibiting exquisite sportsmanship.
What is next is yet to be seen. The Esports Club is a member of the North American Scholastic Esports Federation (NASEF), and offers regular seasons with games as well as pop-up tournaments. In the near future, several of the Fairfield athletes are considering Fortnite tournaments, Rocket League tournaments and even a Smash Brothers tournament through the federation.