Southridge E-Sports Team Wins State Competition
They're state champions!
The Super Smash Bros. esports team at Southridge High School won the recent Washington State Scholastic Esports Association state tournament, capping off an undefeated season.
The team includes sophomores Brady Garrido, Ezekiel Lozano and Derick Turner, junior Skylar Phanekham and seniors Cassius Salinas and Charles Schoenstra. The coach is Jason Giancola.
Jack Darling, a senior at Southridge, also placed second in the Generation Esports National Minecraft: Survival Games fall tournament. He's been invited to the spring championships in May.
Southridge has had an esports program for about four years, with teams competing in a variety of games and making it to the playoffs each season. This is the program’s first state tournament win.