Alobeid and Gershkovich said they hope the tournament becomes an annual event and spreads beyond Westmount.
“We’ve had interest from students at Westdale [Secondary School]… Maybe even farther down the line, this [could become] an eSports where you have the best player of Westdale fighting the best player of Westmount in a game. And then, you know, next thing, you have a league [for all of Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board],” Gershkovich said.
Alobeid said he’s actively looking for someone to take on the club next year and said everyone involved wants to “keep the idea alive.”
“I think there’s a potential in video games that we’re yet to fully exploit or take advantage of. That sense of community… people get when sharing with each other in their video games,” Alobeid said. “That is severely misunderstood.”