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McHenry High School's student-written and -edited newspaper

The McHenry Messenger

The MCHS Rocket League team won their state championship game on Dec. 15. The e-sports Twitch channel streamed the match, allowing members of the community to cheer on the team.

MCHS’s esports team wins championship, named Illinois Region Champions

Ella Trimingham, Staff Writer December 16, 2022

MCHS’s esports team placed first in their undefeated season, leading to the championship. They are now seeing if they qualify for the next invitational, but hopes are high considering the team has never...

Overwatch 2 was met with both excitement and controversy as players experienced bugs and issues such as long player queues.

Battlepass or battle pass?

Freedom Tomasello, Opinions Editor November 29, 2022

After almost 3 years, the highly anticipated “Overwatch 2” has been released, and fans are full of mixed emotions as they experience the game for the first time. The release of “Overwatch 2”...

“Valorant” from Riot Games, has been updated to include a new interface and new playable character, making it one of the best first person shooters on the market right now.

Review: Let’s turn the tide

Kennedy Tetour, Managing Editor November 8, 2022

The team prepares with five seconds until the barrier collapses. Once the map is open, chaos ensues as both teams use all of their might to complete their mission. A player rushes towards the site through...

Students sit down after school to play games as a community in the E-Sports club.

Lighting the torch

Alys Govig, Contributing Writer March 14, 2022

From an echoey old computer ‘dungeon’ to a room full of windows and modern tech,  Luis Aguilar took student feedback. With this, he lit his torch and ran with it, creating District 156’s esports...

Valorant is one of the best up and coming video games in the esports community, and its different elements help to highlight its versatility and diverse player base.

Review: We are fighters

Kennedy Tetour, Managing Editor November 16, 2021

With 30 seconds left on the clock, the attacking team starts to sit up in their seats. The game only has 3 rounds left, and the defending team only needs to win one of them to take the whole match. The...

Can video games be considered a sport?

Can video games be considered a sport?

Meier Glab, News Staff East Campus February 5, 2019

Competitive video games, e-Sports as they’re called, have become a growing phenomenon over the last decade considering the massive amount of attention they are getting from the general population. Millions...

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