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Holy Family Catholic School Triumphs at Provincial Esports Championship

The NEXUS Esports Arena at St. Clair College was abuzz with excitement as middle and high school teams from across Ontario competed in the Provincial Championship. Hosted by the Ontario School Esports Association (OSEA), the event showcased the top 20 teams in the province, all vying for the coveted title in Rocket League, a globally recognized competitive vehicular soccer esports game.

Among the competitors, Holy Family Catholic School made a remarkable impact with three qualifying teams: Team Parrot, Rage Team, and The Exterminators. Teams traveled from various parts of the province, including Ottawa, North Bay, and the Greater Toronto Area, to participate in the championship.

The tournament followed a six-week online season where students from participating schools played against each other, demonstrating their skills and teamwork. The dedication and practice paid off for Holy Family, as they went undefeated at the tournament, ultimately being crowned Provincial Rocket League Champion in the Middle School Division.

Daniel Rolo, a Grade 5/6 Teacher at Holy Family Catholic School, praised the students’ commitment and success. “Our students have shown exceptional dedication and teamwork throughout the season,” Mr. Rolo remarked. “Winning the Provincial Championship is a testament to their hard work and the strong support from our school community.”

Holy Family Catholic School has been a powerhouse in scholastic esports, boasting a history of impressive achievements. This year alone, the school has celebrated several victories:

– Mason K (Grade 8) secured 1st place in the Provincial Super Smash Bros. Championship.

– Michael T (Grade 8) achieved 2nd place in the same event.

– Hayden P and Xavier V (both Grade 8) finished in the Top 15 out of 100 teams in the Provincial Fortnite Championship.

– Zavier R, Chase F, and Cooper F (all Grade 7) claimed 2nd place in the Canadian National Rocket League Championships before their latest triumph as Provincial Champions.

The NEXUS Esports Arena, a $23 million facility known for being the home of the St. Clair Saints Esports Team, provided an ideal venue for the championship. The state-of-the-art complex is one of the top collegiate esports programs in North America, enhancing the competitive experience for all participants.

OSEA continues to support and promote scholastic esports through various events, including provincial competitions in Minecraft Education, Fortnite, Rocket League, Valorant, Super Smash Bros., and League of Legends. This championship marks another successful event in fostering esports talent and sportsmanship among students across Ontario.

Holy Family Catholic School’s outstanding performance at the Provincial Rocket League Championship underscores the growing prominence of esports in education and the incredible potential of young gamers. The school’s esports program, now in its fourth year, continues to inspire and develop future champions in the dynamic world of competitive gaming.