In the second year since being introduced in 2020, the Penn-Trafford Warrior Esports teams defended their Rocket League and Valorant titles to capture their 4th and 5th championships in the school’s history. Esports, also known as ‘electronic sports,’ is a form of sports competition using a video game platform.
The championships were hosted by The Esports Company which is based in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. These championships are the closest equivalent to a WPIAL championship in traditional sports. There are over a dozen schools that compete throughout the league in different gaming titles.
The Penn-Trafford teams, coached by teacher Mr. Carlisle, competed on Saturday, May 21st, at Saint Francis University. The Warrior Rocket League team - made up of Dylan Holmes, Ryan McWilliams, Vincent Patalski, and Nick Sandrock - overcame a game 1 loss to defeat Somerset with a score of 4 games to 1. The Valorant team - consisting of Connor Adomaitis, Skyler Hado, Ryan McWilliams, Brayden Seech, AJ Slack, and Emily Truong - defeated Greater Johnstown 2 games to 0 to finish the day with back to back championships.
As the Warrior Esports teams wrap up a great year, they look to continue their success in the Fall.
Emily Truong, Mr. Carlisle, Ryan McWilliams, Connor Adomaitis, Brayden Seech, AJ Slack, Skyler Hado
(Back) Nick Sandrock, Ryan McWilliams, Vincent Patalski, Zach Hans, John Carlisle, (Front) Dylan Holmes
In action: Skyler Hado, Brayden Seech, Connor Adomatis, Emily Truong