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BHS esports to compete in state competition

Blackfoot Esports team gets ready to head to state.

Update May 13

The Overwatch 2 team competed at the Esport State Championship on Friday, May 10. They took 7th place.

The Super Smash Bros. Ultimate team competed on Saturday, May 11. They took 5th place, beating Rigby in round two and Twin Falls in round three. In round one, they conceded to Boise who took first in the tournament.

The team received recognition from the commentators for their cheering and great sportsmanship.


The Blackfoot High School Esports team is heading off to compete at the state competition in Boise on May 10 and 11. 

Blackfoot will compete in two video games: Overwatch 2 and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. 

The Overwatch team is led by co-captains Cassandra DeLand (11) and Chantal “Robin” Gonzalez.  

“We definitely had our ups and downs but I’m so unbelievably proud of the members and I had a blast playing alongside them as well as being their captain. I can’t wait to crush it at state,” DeLand said. 

The Super Smash Bros. Ultimate team is led by co-captains Beau “Green” Emery (12) and Jaden Yancey (11).

For those who are unfamiliar with the game, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is a game that can be played offline alone or with friends or can be played online to face opponents around the world.

During district tournaments, Blackfoot’s varsity Smash team faced off against Skyline. 

“To put it humbly, we crushed them,” Green said.

They won the first match of districts 7-0.

Green explained the scoring system. “It’s a take away system… We start out with 12 points and each life per player is one point. So as we go through the players’ lives, we deduct points depending on who dies and who doesn’t.” 

 The varsity team won 2 of 3 district matches to qualify for state. 

“I feel like Smash Bros. is a game that’s so personalized that you can’t really give tips other than mental is everything. Mental is in my opinion 70% of the game. Having a good mindset going into each game and keeping your composure is the biggest asset you can have as a player,” Green said. 

For closing statements, Green certainly gave a lot of praise and compassion towards his teammates, expressing how proud he was about them during the interview. When asked about his team, he had this to say. “I’m proud about how far everyone has come. Everybody has put in a lot of effort, heart, and passion into this game and it’s really showed off.”

This has been Luisrey Moreno-Zamora with the BroncWriter, bringing you your sports news, signing off.

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