Esport Mustangs advance in playoffs

Ryan Hanson – Mustangs Ahead

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The LRHS esports team will play in their championship playoffs this week, and fans can watch the competition.

This is only the second year LRHS has had an esports team, and they have made playoffs both years.

Student services specialist and esports coach Kari Keech-Babcock said, “We’re extremely proud of all our esports Mustangs and the community they have created to represent LRHS. Our esports players have done a wonderful job this season.”

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The Rocket League team, “The Reapers,” will be playing on Friday Dec. 17 and the Super Smash Bros competition will be on Saturday, Dec. 18.

The members competing are as follows:

Rocket League –

  • sophomore Steven Robinson
  • freshman Nicolas Juliano
  • junior Connor Shilling
  • senior Evan Smith

Super Smash Bros –

  • Freshman Spencer Ghanbarpour

All games will be streamed by Electronic Gaming Federation (EGF), For more information on Mustang esports contact Keech-Babcock at keech-babcockk@manateeschools.net.