Saint Patrick High School Introduces Esports Team

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Saint Patrick High School ESports


September 22, 2022

Saint Patrick High School is excited to announce the addition of esports to our offerings. In 2021, the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) approved the formation of an esports State Series, officially recognizing it as a sport and, new St. Pat’s science teacher, Adam Creager, is excited to introduce the Shamrocks to competitive video gaming.

Adam Creager was born and raised on the northwest side of Chicago and attended St. Eugene School. Creager graduated from Dominican University in 2018 with a degree in Biology and just joined the Shamrock community at the beginning of the 2022-23 school year as a science teacher.

With eight years of experience playing League of Legends, Creager is excited to share his knowledge of the game with our students. He has played League of Legends both competitively and recreationally for the past eight years and was among the top 1% in the region for a few years. 

Creager plans to introduce esports as a club for the fall semester with the goal of teaching the game and developing the team’s skills in order to begin competing in IHSA-mandated competitions in the spring.

The team will be playing League of Legends, a team-based strategy game where two teams of five powerful champions face off to destroy the other’s base. Players can choose from over 140 champions to make epic plays, secure kills and take down towers as they battle their way to victory. Based on the interest in esports among the students, Creager is hopeful that we will have enough players to form a few teams.

Saint Patrick High School has invested in brand new gaming PCs and the new administration will unveil plans to redesign the Library Media Center to provide the team with a state-of-the-art gaming room for practices and competitions.


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