TCHS Esports Gearing Up
Courtesy of TCHS
The Toombs County High School Bulldogs Esports Varsity teams have emerged from the preseason with an unblemished record, setting high expectations for their upcoming regular season campaigns.
The Bulldogs’ Splatoon 3 team kicked off their preseason journey with a bang, facing the Greenfield Green Wave of Greenfield, Massachusetts in a thrilling contest. In the Turfwar round, the Bulldogs established their dominance by covering 58.8% of the map, leaving the Green Wave trailing behind at 29.5%. The star of this round was Ethan Heath, who secured an impressive 12 splats and unleashed 3 specials.
The second round witnessed the Bulldogs securing a swift knockout victory in Rainmaker, with Christian Castro leading the charge with 8 Splats and 3 specials. The final round sealed the deal for the Bulldogs, as they claimed victory in Splat Zones with a commanding score of 99-29. Christian Castro once again stood out with an impressive 22 Splats and 3 Specials.
Continuing their winning streak, the Bulldogs faced the Novi Wildcats of Novi, Michigan, in their second preseason contest of week two, which ended in another resounding 3-0 shutout victory. In the first round, Turfwar belonged to the Bulldogs, with a 57.2% map coverage compared to the Wildcat’s 30.5%. Jack Williams led the charge with 7 splats and 3 specials. The following round saw the Bulldogs securing another knockout Rainmaker victory, thanks to Christian Castro’s stellar performance, contributing 8 Splats and 3 specials. In the final round, the Bulldogs completed their sweep with another knockout victory, this time led by Jack Williams, who tallied an impressive 13 splats and 3 specials.
The Splatoon 3 team is now poised for regular season action, aiming to return to the Georgia League finals, where they narrowly missed out on the State Championship title last Fall.
But the Bulldogs’ Esports prowess doesn’t stop at Splatoon 3. The Toombs County Varsity Mario Kart 8 Deluxe team has also been riding a wave of success during the preseason. In the first week, they secured a flawless 2-0 victory over Sebastian River High School from Sebastian, Florida. The winning streak continued in the second week, as they repeated their 2-0 triumph over the Irwin County Indians from Ocilla, Georgia.
As the Mario Kart team gears up for the regular season, they have their sights set on surpassing their semifinal appearance from last Fall.
Even the junior varsity (JV) squads have shown tremendous promise during the preseason. Despite the unique challenge of competing against varsity teams, the JV Splatoon 3 team started strong with an undefeated week one, boasting wins over Bishop Ludden of Syracuse, New York, and Windermere High School from Windermere, Florida. Although they faced a formidable opponent in Mater Academy of Hialeah, Florida, in week two, their dominant shutout win against the Somerset Golden Eagles of Somerset, Pennsylvania, reaffirmed their potential.
The JV Mario Kart team faced stiff competition during the preseason, with losses to Connecticut powerhouses Kingsford Oxford and M.T. Sheehan, both of whom made the Connecticut Mario Kart 8 Deluxe semifinals last season. Nevertheless, the team is determined to bounce back during the regular season.
Both JV teams are set to continue their Esports journey in the regular season with renewed determination and the invaluable experience gained during the preseason. The Toombs County Bulldogs Esports program is poised for a remarkable season ahead, with their varsity and JV teams showing great promise as they aim for victory in the Esports arena.
To watch livestreams of all Toombs County Bulldogs Esports action, visit their Twitch Channel at www.twitch.tv/toombsesports and to learn more about the fastest growing sport in high school athletics, and visit their website at www.toombsesports. com.