Spotlight Player of the Day | Andrew Minahan
Published on April 28, 2023
Name: Andrew Jason Minahan
Player Name: Andjas
School: Windber Area High School
Esports game(s): Overwatch and Valorant
Parents: Bill Minahan and Kimberly Minahan
Esports achievements: I am very proud of our team making it to finals two seasons in a row for Overwatch and Overwatch 2. For Valorant, I am very proud that we have made it as far as we have and competing against other teams.
Coach’s quote: “Andrew (Andjas) leads by example both inside and outside the esports room. He is an amazing young man, who brings positivity and encouragement to ALL things he does, not only esports. He finds the good in everything and provides unity and leadership to both the Overwatch and Valorant teams.” – Windber Area Team Manager Dawn Kirkwood
Favorite subject: Math
Favorite movie: Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse
Favorite video game: Either Minecraft or Overwatch 1
Favorite food: Pepperoni Pizza
Favorite teacher (subject taught): Mr. McClain, Math AP Calculus – great teacher and very nice person
Favorite song: New Magic Wand by Tyler the Creator
Favorite app on your phone: Snapchat
Outside interest: I love running track and working with computers, seeing what computers are capable of and video editing.
If you were an animal, what animal would you be and why? I would be a sloth so I could lay around all day and have a good time.
Favorite esports team: Other than Windber, of course, Seoul Dynasty for Overwatch
Esport player most admired: Dapr
Most influential person on my esports career: MrGary, he has helped get me going and taught me the basics for these games, inspiring me to be the best player I can be.
Most impressive esports player that you have competed against: Vsnipes from Hollidaysburg
Proudest esports achievement: Saving the team multiple times in desperate times, when we were close to a loss, and being a strong backbone to the team consistently.
How I got my start: My friend and I used to play games just for fun. Once hearing our school was getting an esports team, we began playing more competitively and I immediately fell in love with the competitive esports scene.
Future goal: To eventually win a championship, winning a championship would truly be the pinnacle of my esports career.
Written by Regina Ann Nappo