PORT ANGELES — While spring sports have been called off for local schools, some high school athletes are competing from home — and Peninsula College is inviting them to participate in a free tournament.
The Pirate Esports team is hosting a high school tournament from Friday through Sunday in Rocket League, League of Legends and Super Smash Brothers Ultimate, all three to feature a one-on-one format. The top three finishers in each event will receive GameStop gift cards. Players may register at the Peninsula College Esports web page at athletics.pencol.edu/esports.
“We have students all over Washington State entering, including Lynden, Sedro-Woolley, and Kennewick,” said Pirate head coach Charlie Morrow. “We also have a local player from Sequim and would love more from our area.”
Admission for the tournament is free and the only requirement is that participants be currently enrolled in high school in Washington, Oregon or Idaho. Players of all skill levels will compete from their homes using their own computers.
The tournament schedule has Rocket League competition at 5 p.m. Friday, Super Smash Brothers Ultimate on at 2 p.m. Saturday and concludes with League of Legends at 2 p.m. Sunday.
Morrow is hoping to get the word out about the esports program. Peninsula College launched esports in fall 2019 and is expanding in 2020-21, offering scholarships to esports athletes in League of Legends, Rocket League, Overwatch, Fortnite, Super Smash Brothers Ultimate and Rainbow Six Siege. Running Start students also are allowed to earn scholarships and participate in the program.
For more information, contact Morrow at [email protected].
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — NFL cornerbacks DeAndre Baker and Quinton Dunbar were released from Broward County Jail on Sunday, a day after surrendering on felony charges stemming from a cookout at a Miramar home.
Baker posted a $200,000 bond after a Zoom hearing with Broward Circuit Judge Michael Davis. The New York Giants defender is charged with four counts of armed robbery with a firearm and four counts of aggravated assault with a firearm in the Wednesday incident.
Dunbar is charged with four felony counts of armed robbery. The Seattle Seahawks player posted a $100,000 bond. He apologized to the Seahawks for “unnecessary distractions” on social media after being released.
“I am very grateful to be apart [sic] of a team that supports one another and uphold[s] the credibility of each of its members through adverse situations,” Dunbar posted Sunday night.
“Moving forward, this entire situation has taught me how to not associate myself with environments that may mischaracterize my values and who I am,” Dunbar wrote.
Baker and Dunbar were attending the cookout Wednesday night when a fight broke out, and Baker pulled out a handgun, the warrant said. Baker, Dunbar and two other men began robbing people of thousands of dollars, watches and other valuables, witnesses told investigators. The players’ lawyers say they have witnesses who will clear them.
Baker was one of three first-round draft picks the Giants had last season. He was the 30th pick overall out of Georgia. He played in all 16 games, starting 15. He had 61 tackles and no interceptions.
Dunbar signed with Washington as an undrafted free agent out of Florida in 2015 and was traded to the Seahawks in March. He started 11 games for Washington last season, making 37 tackles and four interceptions.
Peninsula Daily News and The Associated Press