The traditional idea of sport has expanded to include video games such as Overwatch, Fortnite, and Rocket League to name a few.
With that change comes an increase in competitive play. Rutherford College at the end of the year put together a Rocket League team captained by Jarvis Ahomiro, to compete in the NZESF Rocket League National Championship.
Rocket League is football with teams of three remote-controlled cars with jets attached to them. A high adrenaline game where teamwork, communication, hand-eye coordination, and reading your opponent come into play.
In the heats our team was a force to be reckoned with, winning every game all the way through on day one securing their place in the semi-finals that were streamed on Twitch.
This is where our team displayed what it means to be a part of Rutherford. Their teamwork was phenomenal, their skills were otherworldly, Rutherford was unrivalled winning 3 games to 1. The finals were a nail-biter with Rutherford securing the first win, then Hamilton Boys winning the following two.
Shaken by the two losses the team didn’t give up, but instead came to life and finishing strong with the win 5-3! Making Rutherford College the National Champions for Rocket League. Leading the flock in eSports in NZ.