THE KIMBALL KINGS
New eSports Team Makes It To State In First Year
May 11, 2023
One of Kimball High School's newest programs, the Kimball Kings eSports team, made it to State.
In the program's first year, their League of Legends team ranked fourth in the state. They left for Concordia University in Seward, Nebraska on April 27 and competed on the 28th. The roster for the state team was senior Keegan Eeretmoed, senior Gaberiel Bartles, senior Trey Schindler, senior Matthew Johnson, junior Aaspyn Tyan and junior Daniel Hernandez.
"I believe our team has a very good chance at winning," said Ty Neill before State.
Neill, a business teacher at Kimball High School and coach of the eSports team, believes that the team has improved greatly since its first game.
"Their communication is more fluent and easy to understand, and their teamwork has gotten better with each practice," he said.
The team meets for practices two times a week, where they group up and play games online versus other people from around the world. On occasion they will have a scrimmage with another team in their division, to learn more about each other, and how to communicate calmly in more stressful situations.
The team's first opponent was The Pender Dragons, and after a hard fought match, they fell.
The team then watched as two possible opponents battled it out. The Sumner-Eddyville-Miller Mustangs beat the Scribner-Snyder Trojans to go to the finals.
When the Kings played the SS Trojans, they fell in another close fight to net them fourth place.