Iona College Gamers to Compete in
National Esports Championship
Iona College’s newly established Rocket League esports team has soared into the college esports Rocket League nationals on April 29.
The team consists of Iona students Ryan Walker ‘22, Jake Teto ‘24, and team captain Dylan Zarafa ’25. The students will compete against 16 college Rocket League teams from around the country.
The Rocket League video game is soccer with cars that can fly. Players use “boost” –a tool that allows them to increase their speed when moving forward or to fly for a short amount of time — in an enclosed soccer field.
Last summer, Iona completed renovations to its new esports room, which is equipped with computers, modems, gaming chairs and televisions that offer a quality gaming experience. Besides Rocket League, there are teams for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Overwatch, among others.
Tours of the esports room and interviews with the Rocket League team are available by request.