Ackerson Esports Update 5/3/23
The Ackerson team made the playoffs in OverWatch 2! They will be playing Charlotte High School in the first round.
The game will be Saturday, 5/6/23 at 11 am.
This is a single elimination tournament (win = play another match and lose = season is over). The match against Charlotte High School will be a best of 5 series of games (whoever wins 3 games first wins the match). Stages will be determined through a pick/ban process between the two teams before the start of each game. They do not know the exact stages they will play, but they do know the format for the stages.
The format will be as follows:
Game 1: Control Stage
Game 2: Hybrid Stage
Game 3: Escort Stage
Game 4: Push Stage (if the game is necessary)
Game 5: Control Stage (if the game is necessary)
Charlotte will be streaming the match on Twitch on a delay. Any friends or family who would like to watch the match online can watch with this link:
All of Pirate Country wishes them GOOD LUCK in your very first esports playoff game!
Esports at Ackerson Lake High School originally published 4/13/23
Ackerson Lake High School is now part of the Michigan High School Esports Federation (MiHSEF). According to their website, MiHSEF’s mission is to provide a safe, high-quality, and competitive esports environment for Michigan high school and middle school students while promoting the importance of preparation, communication, sportsmanship, collaboration, and the ability to process successes and failures.
The Ackerson team competes against other high school teams from all over the State of Michigan. The league selects team-oriented video games for competition each season. This season, the league is offering OverWatch 2, Rocket League, and SMITE. The games are strategic in nature and students must work together as a team to be successful. For their first ever season, ACHS students are competing in OverWatch 2. So far this season, they have 1 win and 1 tie. They have improved each week and students have shown significant growth working together as a team.
Scrimmages and regular season games are played remotely from the Ackerson Lake High School computer lab. They started this season the week of February 13th with a scrimmage on February 14th. The regular season started the week of February 20th and has continued from there. The first round of the state playoffs will be held remotely on Saturday, May 6th if they qualify. The remaining rounds of the state playoffs will be held in person Saturday, May 13th at University of Michigan Flint Campus at their professional gaming facility.
Mr. Lake, ALHS teacher and Esports coach said, “I am very pleased with the progress our students have shown throughout this season. They are having fun, getting school work done, and learning a few life skills all at the same time. We are all looking forward to the fall season and we have even more students who would like to participate in the fall.”
Best of luck ALHS Esports Team!
Ackerson Lake Esports team students working on computers Ackerson Lake Esports team students working on computers
Click the logo below to learn more about MiHSEF.
Michigan High School Esports Federation Logo linked to the main page of the federation