Written by Vanessa Flacco
Lambton College’s Varsity Rocket League team concluded their Ontario Post-Secondary Esports League (OPSE) season Monday evening with a fourth place finish following a loss to the University of Waterloo Warriors.
Lambton’s OPSE Rocket League season was nothing short of impressive, with an eight-match winning streak that stretched into February of 2021 and a 12-5 finish overall.
Team Captain and Esports Entrepreneurship and Administration (ESEA) student, Gavin Storozuk, states that the key to the team’s success was the “many hours” each player has put into the game.
Storozuk, alongside his teammates Sin and Fowler, all fully understand the game and how to maximize their gameplay when working together as a team. He also mentioned that “to have three players all maximum rank in Rocket League go to Lambton College was very cool.” Gavin’s most memorable part of the 2020-2021 season was the OPSE League, and provided some important advice for future varsity players; “Have fun with it. Try to have some laughs and get to know your teammates.”
His experiences within the ESEA program at Lambton College also helped him understand how the tournament organizers operate and could relate to them. He has been both a competitor and a tournament organizer before, which has changed his point of view, stating “it impacts certain situations that may occur while competing on the team.”
Regarding the two-year ESEA program, Gavin states that “during the program I met some really cool people,” and that he “enjoyed interacting with friends, teammates, teachers and esports coordinator Tony.”