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    Target acquired: Esports team set to battle district foes

    Video Game Programming students are working in groups to create their own video game.
    Vaughn Perez
    Video Game Programming students are working in groups to create their own video game.

    Getting their laptops and mouses out, the Esports team is competing in Fortnite at the Frisco ISD Esports Symposium on Saturday.

    “I think the team is going to do good,” Esports coach Bruce Wright said. “Esports can be seen as a hobby because people play video games. I’m really excited about the district as a whole seeing where Esprots is going and watching Esports compete in a venue that’s not athletics or band.”

    Esports teams from all over the district will be competing, allowing students to experience playing against other individuals.

    “As soon as these students signed up for this class they’ve been asking when we’re having tournaments and when we’re competing,” Esport teacher Mykaela Alfred said. “I think it is an exciting opportunity for our kids to get to see other kids from other schools and be able to compete within FISD.”

    Students such as senior David Liu are confident that they will do well as they have spent numerous hours practicing.

    “I’m confident I’m going to win,” Liu said. “Everyone else there is pretty much competing in second place. We’ve been practicing Fornite in school and at home by using different strategies and tactics to really practice playing individually and as a team.”

    The team has faced a few challenges as they do not always have enough equipment to support their endeavors.

    “Being able to actually practice in class has been hard because there are not always enough computers available to us,” Liu said. “We have limited computers so we don’t always have the resources to practice in class so we’ve had to practice more at home.”

    Wright believes that the Esports team’s practice will pay off in the competition.

    “When they signed up, they were really committed and put themselves out there,” Wright said. “I think they’ll do a good job even if they don’t succeed in the way they want to succeed.”

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    Sarayu Bongale
    Sarayu Bongale, Managing Editor
    Sarayu Bongale is a junior entering her second year of Wingspan. Her favorite activities include competitively swimming and listening to music. On campus, she is a historian for orchestra and holds the Fundraising Chair of UNICEF among other clubs. In her free time, you can find her FaceTiming her friends or shopping for her overflowing wardrobe. Sarayu is looks forward to being a Managing Editor and is excited to see what is to come this year. Contact Sarayu: sarayu.bongale.270@k12.friscoisd.org
    Vaughn Perez
    Vaughn Perez, Staff Reporter
    Vaughn Perez is a senior and is entering his second year at Wingspan. He was a part of Liberty’s only Esports team and is looking for opportunities to play professionally. For the time being though, he’s hanging out with friends and family and is looking forward to making senior year memorable. Outside of school, you’ll find him streaming, playing video games or basketball, and listening to music.  Contact Vaughn: vaughn.perez.102@k12.friscoisd.org

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