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The 2020 HHSAA E-Sports SMITE State Championship team with coaches Nader Shehata and Auliʻi Nahulu.

SMITE team wins HHSAA State Championship

Jan. 18, 2020

Hoʻomaikaʻi to our Lono Blue SMITE team for winning the 2019-2020 Fall HHSAA E-Sports SMITE State Championship with a 2-1 victory over Farrington on January 16. 

Team members are senior Elijah Scovel, juniors Chadwick Guerrero, Dylan Rosehill, Lehua Yoshida, and freshman Rion Chong. The e-sports program is coordinated and coached by electronic media arts kumu Nader Shehata and coach Auliʻi Nahulu. 

In their first round matchup in the HHSAA Fall Season Playoffs, they played a good game, communicating well with each other and and getting a minimum 20+ elimination difference for each of their games and showcasing great sportsmanship as well, securing a win over the Maui High School Sabers

"When one of our opponents got disconnected, Elijah Scovel was fast to respond and paused the game so they may resolve their technical issues," described coach Shehata.

"Mahalo to Coach Auliʻi for her great insight on game strategy, guidance and encouragement!"

This is the official first season of Hawaii High School Athletic Association E-Sports. Last year's pilot season was dubbed Season Zero, where our team made it to a national SMITE tournament. The hope is that their success will continue throughout this year and it definitely did with the State championship victory. Hoʻomaikaʻi Warriors! I Mua Kamehameha! 

A Spring E-Sports season will get underway shortly. Interested players should contact coach Nader for more information. 

Learn more about HHSAA E-Sports. 

Final bracket for the Fall SMITE playoffs.

The Lono Blue SMITE team: Chadwick Guerrero, Rion Chong, Elijah Scovel, Lehua Yoshida and Dylan Rosehill.

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