La Quinta High School’s participation in the Orange County High School Esports League regular season competition began, Monday, January 29th. Two teams of Aztecs were ranked in the top ten – something no other high school can claim. Their regular season started with the pre-season #1 ranked La Quinta Gold Team (Rizette) facing Fountain Valley’s Gold Team and the pre-season #10 ranked La Quinta Blue Team (Roblox) facing Western High School’s Blue Team, with each round consisting of a best of three matchup. Both of La Quinta’s teams claimed 2-0 results against their opponents in the first round of competition.
“It’s exciting that La Quinta High School students are excelling in the cutting-edge world of esports,” said Lan Nguyen, Board of Education vice president. “Esport competitions help students fine-tune skills in teamwork, problem-solving, and communication.”
The league’s regular season consists of eight rounds with each team having one match per round. The two teams representing La Quinta are among 37 teams from schools across Orange County. At the conclusion of the regular season, teams will participate in the championships, which is a six round competition spanning two weekends to crown the best team in Orange County.
According to organizers, the Orange County High School Esports League was launched as an effort to connect students’ interests in esports, sportsmanship, entrepreneurship, and STEM interests.
Visit La Quinta’s TheRealLQHS social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) weekly for match times, and follow their Twitch channel (twitch.tv/thereallqhs) to watch the matches live.