Spotlight Player of the Day | Benjamin Layton

Spotlight Player of the Day | Benjamin Layton

Published on April 28, 2023

Name: Benjamin Layton

Player Name: StrikeForce435

School: Forest Hills

Age: 14

Grade: 8

Esports game(s): Rocket League, Valorant

Esports achievements: Becoming part of the Esport team

Parents: Dewey and Colleen Layton

Coach’s quote: “If there is any student that is loyal to Forest Hills ESports it is Ben. He is a player that will always take initiative and volunteer any of his time to the club. With this year being put into the Valorant lineup, Ben has had to learn new characters and strategies. If there is a game that is played in FH ESports he is one player that wants to try or become involved in the sport. On the other side of the club, Ben is someone I can always count on for helping the club with fundraising or gaining support from the community or local businesses. He is easily the most involved student we have in growing the club, and he is only in 8th grade.” – Forest Hills Team Manager Ben Grove

Favorite subject: Math/Science

Favorite movie: Doesn’t watch too many movies

Favorite video game: Valorant

Favorite food: Macaroni and Cheese

Favorite teacher (subject taught): Mrs. Young (First Grade Teacher)

Favorite song: The Knights by Avicii

Favorite app on your phone: Discord

Outside interest: Riding Scooter, Soccer

If you were an animal, what animal would you be and why?: Dog. I have a lot of energy and am devoted to what I do.

Favorite esports team: Forest Hills!

Esport player most admired: Pupgaming6

Most influential person on my esports career: Skipp

Most impressive esports player that you have competed against: Mr. Hacks

Proudest esports achievement: Being a good teammate for the team and being able to support my teammates

How I got my start: I used to play a lot of games on my Xbox when I was 4. When I was in 7th grade, I saw that my middle school had an esports team, which I thought was really cool, so I joined for Rocket League and eventually joined Valorant as well.

Future goal: Go to college, graduate, and get a nice job

Written by Regina Ann Nappo

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