Heritage Hall News

Heritage Hall Esports Levels Up

by Esha Venkataraman ’23

Now in its second year, the Heritage Hall Upper School Esports program continues to impress. Heritage Hall is represented by 14 teams that meet regularly after school to compete against other high school teams online. 

Reflecting on Charger Esports’ progress, Coach Luke Steelman '93, who, along with his wife and co-coach Ami, guides over 30 gamers, said overseeing the program has been a rewarding experience.

“Our program continues to thrive as we embark on our second year of competitive league play. We have multiple teams and individual players ranked in the Top 25 of their leagues but watching our players develop character and hone real-world skills has been the real joy. They’re learning teamwork and communication skills, as well as how to think critically in situations that require quick reactions. We love to win, but having fun and learning from our experiences are what really fuel our growth. We’re very proud of the program our students have built.” 

In a season already filled with highlights, the MultiVersus White team, comprised of sophomore Landon Green and freshman Grady Taylor, is ranked number one in the nation. The Rocket League Gold team, consisting of Green and senior Beau Stephens, is currently ranked fifth in the state (out of 38 teams) in the OSSAA league and is in an excellent position to qualify for the playoffs. In addition, the senior Overwatch 2 team is led by Sam Hall and Fletcher Roberts, who look to have a solid finish to their high school careers.
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