Spotlight Player of the Day | Garrett Kirkwood
Published on April 26, 2023
Name: Garrett Kirkwood
Player Name: MrGary
School: Windber Area High School
Esports game(s): Overwatch and Valorant
Parents: Don Kirkwood and Jason Kirkwood
Esports achievements: We made championships last week and I made the all star team for Overwatch last year.
Coach’s quote: “Garrett (MrGary) brings team spirit and enthusiasm to the esports room. He uses his communication skills to share his extensive knowledge of Overwatch and Valorant with his teammates. Garrett not only pushes himself, but also his teammates to do their best. He knows that together they can be successful!” – Windber Area Team Manager Dawn Kirkwood
Favorite subject: Math
Favorite movie: Ted 2
Favorite video game: Overwatch
Favorite food: Tacos
Favorite teacher (subject taught): Mr. McClain, Math AP Calculus
Favorite song: Weekend by Mac Miller
Favorite app on your phone: Snapchat
Outside interest: I play basketball and baseball.
If you were an animal, what animal would you be and why? I would be a sloth because I fall asleep a lot.
Favorite esports team: Shanghai Dragons for Overwatch
Esport player most admired: Vsnipes
Most influential person on my esports career: Andrew, he is really good at his roles. He may not be the flashiest player, but he is really good at supporting his team. He is the best support I could ever have.
Most impressive esports player that you have competed against: Flipstingray, Kaede, and Vsnipes
Proudest esports achievement: Making it to all stars in Overwatch
How I got my start: My brothers used to have a PS3 in my parents’ bedroom. They would always play Call of Duty and I’d always watch them play and sometimes play with them. I got really hooked after that, discovered Overwatch, and just kept on playing and grinding.
Future goal: Beating Vsnipes this season and finally winning the championship
Written by Regina Ann Nappo