Hand-Eye Coordination For the Win

Hand-Eye Coordination For the Win

This week, I’m happy to share with you the delightful debut of a scrappy, humble new SDFAS initiative: its E-Sports Team, The Nebulas!

Scrappy and humble, I figured, because it was entering its first competition ever and it was only formed by Mme Addo a few weeks ago. Well, guess what…

The Nebulas made the playoffs!!!

Dozens of teams from around San Diego County are competing in this tournament organized by the San Diego County Office of Education, using the High School E-Sports League platform. Students can select from a number of games including Minecraft, Super Smash Bros, Rocket League, NBA2K21, and others with a variety of platforms (XBox, PS4, Switch…). Online video game competition is a booming industry now, but when I asked our students why they had joined The Nebulas, it came back always to the same thing: “fun.”

Fun and some healthy competition, ultimately – 7th Grade student Matias Bas, for one, made the Top 15 in Smash in a field of 39. The Nebulas are also excelling in Rocket League. After three legs, we’ve made the playoffs. Mme Addo said: “They were super pro – it was fun to watch them work autonomously and represent SDFAS up against other schools.”

Wish them luck!

Here’s the full roster:
8th: Angelo Do-Vale, Luca Guizar, Richardson Liou, Thomas Vidon
7th: Matias Bas, Aidan Desrosiers-Kutchuk, Aimee Desrosiers-Kutchuk