SVHS eSports Take 2nd Place in State During Pilot Season

The Spring Valley eSports team took 2nd place in the state playoffs after losing to MOVTI in the championship round 2-0 in a best of 3 matches.

Apart from a loss in the regular season – also to the Mid Ohio Valley Technical Institute (MOVTI) – the Timberwolves went undefeated against all other teams.

The future of Timberwolves eSports is very bright as all students on the competitive team were freshmen this year and look forward to competing next year.

This was a pilot year for West Virginia eSports hosted by the Career and Technical Education department of the West Virginia Department of Education. WV eSports are unique in that Career and Technical Education centers such as MOVTI are allowed to field teams as well as each high school.

Competitive video gaming, or eSports, is projected to be in the top three of the most popular sports in the world by 2025. The pilot season featured the team-based 5v5 game League of Legends in which players must employ high levels of strategy, communication, and teamwork to be successful.

The Spring Valley eSports team was advised by assistant principal Will Totten and Science teacher Robert McCloud.