Around Bosco: Bosco E-Sports Unveils Brand New, State-of-the-Art Gaming Room
By Ethan Gibbs
In partnership with the technology giant Razer, St. John Bosco invested in its growing E-sports program with a pristine gaming room, equaling several thousands of dollars.
The brand new E-sports room is filled with top-of-the-line equipment, including 20 personal computers (PCs), three Xboxes, three PlayStations and three Nintendo Switches.
This new room, located on the third floor of the 200 building, is a significant improvement over the previous E-sports facility. Previously, E-sports was based in the 300 building computer lab, and their computers were too weak to run most video games, leading them to only be able to compete in one video game, League of Legends.
However, the new, stronger computers, can run any game that is currently on the market. For example, the games that are now offered for the E-sports team in addition to League of Legends are Valorant, Overwatch, Fortnite, Smite, Rocket League and Splatoon.
The new E-sports room has helped increase the interest in E-sports from Bosco students. Since last fall, the Esports team has gained at least 15 new members.
“I believe E-sports is growing. The gaming industry is about four billion dollars in the world, and with so many different games and growth, there are so many jobs. There is a lot of opportunity there,” said Coach Giangualano, the head coach of the E-sports team.
Joining the Esports team is easy. In order to try out, all one has to do is find one of the many QR codes that are distributed throughout the school.
This recent growth of E-sports and the gaming industry has sparked an increased interest in E-sports at high schools. Some schools are now starting to follow Bosco’s lead and take it seriously, but one thing is for sure: the Braves will be unrivaled in terms of the equipment and facilities at their disposal.