Esports wins Spring 2021 Rocket League State Championship

On Sunday, the Esports team won the Spring 2021 Rocket League State Championship defeating East Grand Rapids High School, Portage Central High School, and Divine Child High School. This was an impressive accomplishment for a young team that was formed in January 2021.  

Catholic Central Esports teams compete in three competitions: Overwatch, Valorant, and Rocket League. 

Rocket League is a fantastical sport-based video game, developed by Psyonix (it’s “soccer with cars”). It features a competitive game mode based on teamwork and outmaneuvering opponents.

Players work with their team to advance the ball down the field, and score goals in their opponents’ net. Rocket League is a technical game which involves both high-level dexterity and fast-paced gameplay. While one of the most welcoming elements of the game is its accessibility and familiarity with traditional sport (soccer), the best players are highly advanced and have fine-tuned their mechanics.

The team is coached by Stephen Juncaj '18 and assisted by Jason Robson. Stephen is a senior at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, where he is pursuing a degree in Marketing and Marketing Management. 

Here is a link to their championship winning match on Twitch:

DCC Shamrocks A Team
(C) Darin Koziorowski '22
Noah Atisha '22
Greg Kolecki '21
Billy Ward '22

DCC Shamrocks B Team
(C) Jacob Bennett '24
Finnian McLenaghan '23
Dylan Boer '21
Michael Roycht '21
Savyo Shammo '22

DCC Shamrocks C Team
(C) Tristan Toma '22
Danny Padula '24
Nico DeLuca '24
Drew Lehnert '24
Gabe Henderson '24
Jack Woolhiser '24
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