Spotlight Player of the Day | Bailan Rugg

Spotlight Player of the Day | Bailan Rugg

Published on April 26, 2023

Name: Bailan Rugg

Player Name: Random

School: Windber

Age: 16

Grade: Junior

Esports game(s): Rocket League, Valorant

Esports achievements: The first year with the Esport Company, I helped us get to the playoff finals. We went undefeated during the main season.

Parents: Brittany Rugg and Delfine Bredniak

Coach’s quote: “Bailan (Random) is valuable to the Rocket League team. He plays hard and never gives up. He tries his hardest to the very end of each match.” – Windber Area Team Manager Dawn Kirkwood

Favorite subject: Chemistry

Favorite movie: Jurassic Park 3

Favorite video game: Rocket League

Favorite food: Ramen

Favorite teacher (subject taught): Mr. Probst (Chemistry)

Favorite song: Playing God by Polyphia

Favorite app on your phone: YouTube

Outside interest: Art, Music, Soccer, and Skateboarding

If you were an animal, what animal would you be and why?: A cat, cats don’t want to do too much and just enjoy hanging out

Favorite esports team: Optic Gaming

Esport player most admired: Optic AJ

Most influential person on my esports career: Uncle Brandon

Most impressive esports player that you have competed against: Pigbeast

Proudest esports achievement: During the All Star Game last June, I competed very equally with Pigbeast.

How I got my start: It started during quarantine, when my friend told me that Rocket League had become free to play. One day we were watching some RLCS which really peaked my interest, and since then I’ve put a good 800-900 hours into Rocket League and have wanted to become a player at the highest level.

Future goal: To either be a professional soccer player or to play in the RLCS

Written by Regina Ann Nappo

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