Gamers brawl in video game club

Members gather around the Wii U to play Super Smash Brothers. Photo by Mo Wood.

Members gather around the Wii U to play Super Smash Brothers. Photo by Mo Wood.

Every Thursday in the CCA, gamers come to the video game club to play video games with their friends and compete against each other in multiplayer games.

Math teacher Steven Curtis sponsors the club and it currently holds between 20 to 30 members. Meetings typically last from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm.

“I started the club five years ago, when a student came and asked for a Minecraft club and that’s actually what the club started out as,” Curtis said. “They needed a sponsor for it, so I told him I would do it.”

Video game club features Super Smash Bros for the Wii U in two modes. There is also a tournament for gamers who want to play one-on-one or an eight player free for all. Currently, the club mainly plays Super Smash Bros on the Wii U but the video game club is always open to new games, as long as they are multiplayer.

Any console is also allowed but the owner must bring them from home. The only rule is that games rated M are not allowed at the club for people to play. First person shooters or games with blood and gore are not allowed as well.

Plans to have a tournament with other schools has been considered, but they have yet to be implemented in the club.

“We haven’t had a tournament yet, but it would be pretty cool if we did something like that in the future,” Curtis said.

Anyone can join the club, no matter what grade or skill level and there are no fees.

If you have questions about the club, contact Curtis here.