The Accolade

Back-to-back eSports League of Legends national title winners aim for another legendary championship season

Though the Sunny Hills League of Legends Gold team was unable to accept its championship trophy and $2,500 check for the school because of the coronavirus pandemic, the North America Scholastic eSports Federation put together this image to promote the team's success on its website.

Daniel Kong

August 29, 2020

Head coach: Casey McDonald Top new gamers: Ryan Gae (11), Cole Sass (10) Top returning gamers: Dylan Kim (12), Erik Kim (12), Soonchang Kwon (12) Last season: Playing from gamers’ homes because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Sunny Hills eSports League of Legends Gold team became the bac...

No sports games to watch? Well, there’s still Lancer eSports

While the Lancer eSports team can continue CIF league play from each player's home, players are uncertain about their chances of retaining its championship title at the North America Scholastic Esports Federation as that tournament has suspended all league play until further notice because of the coronavirus threat. Image used with permission from Myra Deister.

Annie Bang

March 19, 2020

While the Fullerton Joint Union High School District has canceled or postponed spring sports until May 4, one “sports” activity has yet to be foiled by the coronavirus crisis. As of Thursday, March 19, the Sunny Hills eSports team will continue with its designated competitions for the PlayVS season,...

Sunny Hills League of Legends team makes history in capturing first season of CIF eSports league title

Members of the Sunny Hills League of Legends team celebrate with principal Allen Whitten and senior Serena Lee after their win over Eleanor Roosevelt in the PlayVS League final Jan. 29 in Room 44. Photo reprinted with permission from Sonya Joyce

Daniel Kong

February 10, 2020

After taking the crown and winning $2,500 last year in a national League of Legends tournament, the Sunny Hills League of Legends team proved its dominance again this school year, sweeping Eleanor Roosevelt High School 2-0 and winning the first California Interscholastic Federation [CIF] eSports title....

Sunny Hills wins first CIF League of Legends game against Bakersfield in dominating fashion

Sunny Hills League of Legends team chases down Bakersfield High School’s top laner after a team fight. Screenshot image posted with permission from Soonchang Kwon

Daniel Kong

November 1, 2019

In its first CIF game of the season, the Sunny Hills League of Legends team won 2-0 Oct 29 against Bakersfield High School. “We as a team were confident from the beginning,” said eSports club president Gavin Sass, who played the support role for the team in the newly remodeled Room 44 gaming class....

Girls in eSports enjoy the game despite stereotypes

Freshman eSports club member Hannah Yaros plays League of Legends during lunch in Room 44. Photo taken by Accolade photographer Paul Yasutake.

Annie Bang

October 19, 2019

eSports club senior co-presidents Joseph Park and Gavin Sass gave their first club presentation of the year on Aug. 30. Senior eSports multimedia manager Serena Lee listened to the presentation attentively among a sea of eager, male gamers, while taking photos of the slides. Lee is one of very few...

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