BCHS esports finishes first official season




Some members of the BCHS Mario Kart 8 varsity and JV teams practice prior to a match. From left to right there’s Jabari Johnson, Joe Mims, Ethan Raborn and Mattie Newton.

Some members of the BCHS Mario Kart 8 varsity and JV teams practice prior to a match. From left to right there’s Jabari Johnson, Joe Mims, Ethan Raborn and Mattie Newton.

The BCHS esports season is officially coming to a close. This was their first ever season, and while it had its ups and downs, it was overall a success. They had two teams qualify for the playoffs, and there is potential for other teams to do so in future seasons. This week, they had a sub-par week, as only one varsity team was able to win a match.

On Tuesday, the BCHS Splatoon 3 team was forced to forfeit after not having enough players show for their match. The BCHS esports coaches are making the necessary modifications to the program to ensure that this won’t happen in future seasons. The Splatoon 3 team finished their season 2-5 and #54 in the state. They did not qualify for the playoffs.

On Wednesday, the BCHS Super Smash Bros Varsity team, the 40 Minor, took their first regular season loss of the season. They lost 0-3 against the Mount Vernon School as Chase Marshall, Ty Black and Jeremy Jones were all unable to secure a win. They finish the season 5-2 and #24 in the state. They did qualify for playoffs and will continue their season during the week of April 15.

On Wednesday, the BCHS NBA 2K24 team, manned by Terrence Dukes, finished their regular season with a win by forfeit against Walton High School. They are 3-3 on the year and #26 in the state. They also qualified for playoffs and will continue their season during the week of April 15.

On Thursday, the Mario Kart 8 varsity team, Tanooki Yoshi, was forced to forfeit due to internet complications. This was the second week in a row that this happened, and the Mario Kart teams are the only teams to be affected by these connectivity issues. The BCHS esports coaches will work hard during the offseason to ensure that this doesn’t happen again in future seasons. Tanooki Yoshi finished their regular season 3-4 and #56 in the state. While they did not qualify for the playoffs, three of the four Mario Kart players will return for next season and have a really good chance of making the playoffs during the fall if the internet complications can be resolved.

On Thursday, the BCHS Madden team lost a close series after losing in game three. Achilles Scott won game one 31-28 but was unable to win another, losing the series 1-2 to Irwin County High School. The BCHS Madden team finished their regular season 2-5 and #83 in the state. They did not qualify for the state playoffs.

The BCHS esports team also had a host of JV teams who did not qualify for the state playoffs. For now, the esports team will enjoy BCHS’s spring break. When they return on April 15, the esports playoffs will be in full swing. For now, no one knows a schedule, but what the esports team does know is that the Super Smash Bros team, the 40 Minor, and the NBA 2K24 team, the BC Grizzlies, will be playing. Subscribe to the BCHS esports YouTube page to watch streams of future matches and follow the BCHS esports Facebook page for important updates and information.

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