Barnett, Green Goblins E-Sports team excel
Green Country Technology Center’s (GCTC) E-Sports team, the Green Goblins, made a strong showing at the OKSE High School State SMASH Championship tournament held on April 1 in Weatherford.
The team, consisting of Riley Barnett, Jacob Price, Zander Mcvey, Jefferson Gutierez, and Andrew Maxey, competed against more than 600 high school SMASH players from across the state.
Despite the tough competition, the Green Goblins held their own, with one team member, Riley Barnett, taking home the coveted title of State Champion after placing first in the OKSE league. This victory is a testament to the hard work and dedication of all the team members and their coach; Programming and Video Game Development Instructor, Morgan Houston.
“We are incredibly proud of our E-Sports team and their performance at the OKSE High School State SMASH Championship tournament,” Roger King, Superintendent of GCTC, said. “Their success is a reflection of their passion and commitment to gaming, as well as their strong teamwork and sportsmanship.”
E-Sports have become increasingly popular in recent years, with many schools now offering programs and competitions for students interested in gaming. GCTC’s E-Sports team is one of the leading E-Sports teams in the state, providing students with the opportunity to develop their gaming skills while also promoting teamwork, leadership, and communication.
“The Green Goblins are a prime example of the success that can be achieved through hard work, dedication, and a passion for gaming,” a GCTC representative said. “As the team continues to grow and develop, we look forward to seeing even greater achievements from them in the future.”
For more information about GCTC and its Programming & Video Game Development program, please visit their website at www. gctech.edu.