On Tuesday afternoon, one of Lambert’s High School’s newest competitive offerings was in the midst of a dogfight.
The Longhorns were ranked No. 1 in the entire state, but No. 2 ranked Mount de Sales of Macon was challenging for the spot. The teams didn’t meet on a field or in a gymnasium: Lambert’s squad wasn’t even in one physical place, apart from three students huddled near the window of a campus computer lab.
But somewhere, all of them had headsets on, clicking and clacking away in the battlefield known as League of Legends, an online strategy multiplayer game set in a fantasy world, with each player having a specific role to fill. Despite a solid showing by Lambert, they lost their first of two matches of the day, and with it, their No. 1 ranking.