esports

It was another successful season for Florida Tech’s Esports team this fall. The program took off in 2021 where students interested in both competing and playing games for fun flocked to the Esports center, formally the Ruth Funk Center.

Brooke Vetzel, a junior varsity Valorant team member, fought hard against other schools on Nov. 30 in the Esports center. Her team played a close game, but came short towards the end of the competition. It was the playoff game to determine whether or not the team would compete in finals.

“Unfortunately, we had an upsetting ending, but I am extremely proud of all we have accomplished and improved on together as a team. Next semester, we will come back better than ever,”  Vetzel said. 

In addition to gaming at Florida Tech, Vetzel and her teammates helped to recruit future Panthers at Eau Gallie High School. Despite the setback they faced, the Panther gamers are already looking forward to an even more successful season in 2023 with some new faces.

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