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Osage Esports team still red-hot and undefeated in league play; beats Upper Iowa in scrimmage

Baseball, basketball, and all football operations are on a short list of all the sporting activities that are being postponed for safety’s sake. Esports teams, however, are right at home with the new social distancing protocols – literally. The ever-achieving Osage Esports team is still conducting games, scrimmages, and practices during this time. Even further more, they just recently swept the University of Upper Iowa Esports team in League of Legends. 

 

The Osage players were most likely able to beat the college team due to a stacked roster – each of the 5 seniors on the team have accepted scholarships to play Esports in college. Two of which will be playing with Upper Iowa next year. 

Osage coach Chris Kyhl says his team might seem like a powerhouse, but they just started playing League of Legends in the last 2 years – meaning there might be an even higher ceiling for the players.

 

Either way, the team has found great success this past season. When they played Overwatch in the fall, they made it all the way to the Iowa Esports finals and lost to Davenport Central, a school with way more enrolled students than Osage. 

Currently, the team is competing in a Wisconsin-based Esports league and are 4-0. On May 9th, the team will play Akron Stem Academy out of Ohio and the event can be streamed at two different places:

 

The seniors on the team:

Darius Arickx

Elijah Bluhm

Zach Duren

Chase Halbach

Jarrett Huebsch

Rafe Miller

Conner Smith

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Carter Melrose

Carter bullied his way onto the KCHA radio waves after spending 4 years at the University of Iowa as a studying journalist. He writes news, short stories, features, but more than anything, he has a proclivity to wax philosophically.
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