CBA Esports Club to Compete Nationally

CBA Esports Club to Compete Nationally

CBA Esports was founded earlier this year by senior Jack Liedel, and the club has quickly found massive success in terms of membership and activities.

Membership of the club is around 100 students, with a variety of teams that members can join, including Valorant, League of Legends, and Rainbow Six Siege. These teams are competing constantly, with multiple Twitch streams of Valorant and Rainbow Six Siege games.

With plenty of opportunities, it is no surprise that this club has grown to massive numbers and had much success. With this success came another chance for CBA students to compete on a higher level, following a club meeting on Saturday, Liedel informed members of the club joining of the High School Esports League (HSEL).

We sat down with Liedel to discuss what this means for the club, and what new opportunities it presents for members.

Q: What is the High School Esports League exactly?

Liedel: It’s an organization which provides structure and opportunity for schools to compete in nationwide competitive Esports brackets. There are two majors, or brackets, the Fall Major, and the Spring Major. Furthermore, the students participating have the opportunity to compete in Arlington, Texas for a scholarship prize of $150,000.

Q: What opportunities does it provide for CBA Students?

Liedel: We are actively getting them involved in an uplifting community bent around inclusion and ambition.

Q: How do you feel about the club’s success so far?

Liedel: I think its great. When the club first began, I expected no more than 10 students. But by the end of our first meeting, we had around 75 members, and our great student body is still allowing us to grow consistently.

Q: Do you have any plans going forward for the club?

Liedel: Yes, as a matter of fact we do have plans to expand into an array of unconventional corners of CBA. Since I firmly believe in the powerful benefits of Esports, expanding our range of access is only natural to provide additional opportunity for students to get involved. At the end of the day, I hope that the actions that we are taking now fulfill the original vision of the club as a platform of untested community, powerful competition, and limitless opportunity.