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Rise of Royal E-Sports

Emily Syed
Team adviser, Mr. Habroun, with the Google Classroom join code after his meeting.

Due to the increase of popularity in video games, CIF has decided to officially include E-Sports as an official competition. Last Thursday, September 21, teacher Mr. Kevin Habroun hosted an informational meeting in his classroom for anyone interested in joining this team. 

Video games have started to become more popular by the day, especially after the pandemic hit. As people were stuck inside during quarantine, downloading a game online seemed like the best option to pass time. A recent study from J. Clement in the article, “COVID-19 impact on the gaming industry worldwide- Statistics & Facts”, acknowledged the fact that a global increase in video games during the pandemic increased at a whopping 39%. 

The increase of gaming has positive benefits on individuals and society including entertainment, social connections, cognitive benefits, and economic growth. Sophomore, Caden Taggert believes that, “Video games are a growing part of the world and can affect people’s everyday lives. This new E-Sports club has so much potential and hopefully one day could become something huge.” 

During the meeting, Mr. Habroun provided some basic information on how this club will run, what video games are allowed to be played, and the basic outline of the schedule for this year. Right now for the NASEF x E-Sports regular season, the scheduled and allowed games are NBA 2K24, Madden 24, League of Legends, Rocket League, and Super Smash Bros. Habrouns would like to point out that, “This is our first year of actual competition in this sport. There will be some ups and downs and learning experiences but hopefully in a few years, we will be able to have some real equipment and even our own classroom.” 

Habroun would also like anyone who is interested in being a part of this team to join the google classroom (enfwpur).

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Emily Syed, Editor-in-Chief
I am a senior here at Royal High School and this is my first year of journalism. I have been playing beach volleyball here for the last two years and it has been such an amazing experience. In my free time, I like to read and hang out with my friends. I am excited to write for the Plaid Truth and explore deeper into my school's community!

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