by Nickolas Gasparyan | May 1, 2018, 11:01PM PDT
The Fountain Valley High School Gold squad hoists their first place trophy after defeating La Quinta High School Gold. Photo credit: Esports Arena Orange County (http://twitter.com/ESA_OC)
The Fountain Valley Gold squad surpassed all expectations on Sunday when they stormed through the finals of the Orange County High School League. They tore through their opponents, La Quinta’s Gold squad, thanks to a combination of decisive play and a strong read on the metagame. The team knew just what they had to do to win, and their underdog status gave them just the motivation they needed to controvert their naysayers and take home the first-ever Orange County High School League championship title. Of especial note was the performance the team’s top laner, N0RMIE, and jungler, FV Ares, both of whom completely stole the show and were easy recommendations for MVP nominations thanks to their dominating performances – especially N0RMIE, who put on one of the only true hard-carry performances seen throughout the entire tournament during the match’s first game.