The newest sports team for Trinity: esports


Addison Paul

The esports room is decked out with coordinating colorful equipment and gaming chairs to ensure the ultimate gaming experience!

At the start of the 2021-2022 school year, Trinity introduced their newest addition to the sports teams, esports! The team’s head coach is Mr. Scarmazzi, and the assistant coach is Coach Matt Christy, a computer technician at the school. There are currently about 20 students on the team.. So far, the season has been progressing really well. The regular season ends right before Thanksgiving Break, and the playoffs start after that. Trinity is predicted to have a few teams making playoffs. 

“The students have honestly made this season amazing!” Scarmazzi says. 

Right now, they practice Monday through Thursday after school, and they compete Tuesday through Thursday at 4 p.m. Each day consists of a different video game. 

The games played include Super Smash Brothers, League of Legends and Rocket League. Trinity has five League of Legends players, six Rocket League players and 10-20 Smash players. Super Smash is by far the most popular game. 

To prepare for these games, most students prepare on their own time because video games are self motivating. Like any other sport, time needs to be dedicated to becoming a better player. Individuals will also scout the other teams in order to pick up on strategies they may face, and the team as a whole does various drills and discusses strategies.

“I spend a lot of time playing Super Smash, two or three hours a day,” says Fletcher Beckett, member of the A team and top three best players for Trinity. 

The Smash Bros Varsity Team and Rocket League Varsity Team have only lost two matches this season. Despite the team having more strengths than weaknesses, the one weakness they can’t seem to dissipate is, of course, technical issues. Coach Christy helps resolve these issues when they pop up. 

Unlike other sports, there really aren’t any rivals due to the newness of the program.. The team plays dozens of schools and usually does not play a team twice.

“Our students have great sportsmanship. The students have truly made this season a great first season. They are so engaged and involved, and have helped me in so many ways. [I] could not have done it without them,” says Scarmazzi. 

The team is always looking for more players, so talk to Scarmazzi if interested in participating!