E-Sports Are Coming
by Andrew Park
f the numerous after-school activities E-Sport athletes are required to communicate
avaiable at SLAS, there is one special only in English, the common language of the
Wednesday activity causing a buzz on campus school, so that everyone can understand each
right now: E-Sports.
E-sports at SLAS involve many games such as Recently, SLAS bought high power computers for
League of Legends, Counter Strike, Vainglory, E-sports purposes. They are located in the first
and Dota 2.
row of the computer lab.
“I was waiting for the activity, E-Sports, and
finally my dream came true!”
The specs of these computers are Intel i7 CPU, liquid cooling system, 16 GB of RAM, and GTX 1080
GPU. With these specs, gamers should not experience any “lag,” or system slowdown, due to process-
ing limitations. The monitors of the computers are curved because curved monitors allow gamers to
concentrate more on their games.
Many students feel positive about E-Sports as an after school activity. Tom Domyo, a gamer in the
9th grade, said, “I was waiting for the activity, E-Sports, and finally my dream came true! I think it
[E-sports] will be fun.”
Not all students have positive attitudes toward E-Sports. Some students think that the games offered
are very limited. “I want to play Overwatch, another first person shooting game, instead of Counter
Strike.” Tom Domyo lamented.
A harsher grade 9 critic, Rita Park, said, “The school is wasting money on E-sports. School is for ed-
ucation, not gaming.” She also said, “This [E-sports] would also cause students to have bad eyes.”
Every sport poses some sort of risk, and to date there have been no recorded injuries or psychologi-
cal complications due to E-sports on campus.