As seen in the New Zealand Herald…
This split marks Tauranga Boys’ College’s first in the High School League (HSL) and Jonathan Stewart, the teacher in charge of esports at Tauranga Boys’, said they had more than 300 gamers at the school.
“The boys are also realizing how important teamwork is in League of Legends,” he said.
“If one player is off his game and not being a team player, by being in the wrong place or trying to be a hero, that’s usually leading the team to a loss.”
“So League of Legends is very strategic and communication is hugely important. The team’s doing well keep each other in check.”
Stewart said being involved in the HSL ensured their students developed a commitment to being involved in a team sport.
“Our boys are a modest and talented bunch but they are making sacrifices to get to school every Monday evening from 5pm till 8pm.”
“Oh, and they do find being live streamed a real hoot.”
This year marks TBC’s first appearance in the HSL but their strong representation suggests they will remain a competitive school for years to come.
“A lot of boys are asking about joining now and even past students wished this happened for them last year.”