WAVERLY — Fresh off a NACE National Championship in Hearthstone, along with several significant milestones that have been surpassed in additional forms of gaming, the Shawnee State ESports program added a key piece to its 2021 roster in the form of Waverly native Tyler Curtis.
The Waverly High School graduate will play Smash Bros. for the unit for the 2021-22 season on forward.
“Before I decided to go to Shawnee State, I did some homework on the program and what it had accomplished,” Curtis said of the SSU ESports squad. “I was really surprised to learn about how successful they really were. It’s very impressive and I’m glad to join a great program.”
For Curtis, the opportunity to play for Travis Lynn — as well as his future teammates that he already knows from past freelance ESports gaming tournaments — is one that he was too stoked to pass up on.
“Travis is great,” Curtis said. “I talked to him a little bit for him for a while about the program. He’s great. Super supportive. He is always fair and very understanding. Super great guy. I love working with him. I enjoy a lot of the people there already. To be on a team with them all is incredible. I’m super stoked to sit and actually grind on the game with them. I’m happy that I’m with them.”
In his free time, Curtis is a fan of voice acting and art, spending much of his time