Teams from West Hartford’s Conard and Hall high schools participated in the CAS-CIAC esports fall championships held Dec. 14 at Quinnipiac University. [Updated]
By Ronni Newton
Teams from both of West Hartford’s public high schools participated in the esports fall championship competition, held Wednesday, Dec. 14 in the Rocky Top Student Center at Quinnipiac University in Hamden and was hosted by the Connecticut Association of Schools – Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference.
The competition took place in three different divisions – Rocket League, Super Smash Brothers, and League of Legends.
The Conard High School Red Wolves defeated the East Hartford High School Golden Hornets in the Super Smash Brothers Ultimate Final. Team members include Xavier Cabrera, Justin Ho, Vinny Trang, and Connor Lafferty. Noah Mealy serves as coach.
“Throw it in the trophy case for the whole school to see.”
Congratulations to Conard High School,Putnam Science Academy, and University High School of Science and Engineering who all won Esports State Championships yesterday at @QuinnipiacU. @ConardCHS @CHSWHAthletics @playvs pic.twitter.com/pq22ep6xkY
— CIAC Sports (@ciacsports) December 15, 2022
To hear the replay of the Conard team’s victory, click here.
The Hall Rocket Titans were matched up against the Putnam Science Academy’s PSA Mustangs Red Team in the Rocket League, and Hall finishes as state runner up following the loss.
The League of Legends pitted a team from Simsbury High School against a team from University High School of Science and Engineering.
Esports athletes can compete in Super Smash Brothers Ultimate, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Splatoon 3, Rocket League, and League of Legends, with more games being added on a regular basis.
Conard will be holding an informational meeting after school on Jan. 12, 2023 in room 169 to share information about the team ahead of the spring season. Those interested can also email coach Mealy at [email protected].