Spotlight Player of the Day | Joey Hale

Spotlight Player of the Day | Joey Hale

Published on April 28, 2023

Name: Joey Hale

Player Name: TheMegaBlaziken on Rocket League | AbyssalLugia on Overwatch

School: Forest Hills

Age: 18

Grade: 12

Esports game(s): Rocket League, Overwatch

Parents: Beth Greathouse

Esports achievements: TEC champions for D2 Spring Rocket League 2022, 2022 TEC Con Rocket League champions, TEC champions for D1 Fall Rocket League 2022

Coach’s quote: “I have seen Joey grow in the 2 years since joining our club. Right now into his senior year he has stepped up to be a club officer, team captain, work at our fundraisers, and become a multi-esports athlete. I am extremely proud of how Joey has taken on new activities in the school like FBLA, D&D, Scholastic Quiz and Robotics. He has managed his time and almost gained acceptance to MIT. Joey sets the standard of involvement beyond our club. In terms of game, Joey is a calming presence to our team. He and his brother (Jason Hale) improved in their ranks over the summer and developed more chemistry going into this season after the loss to Penn Trafford in Spring 2022. Both brothers and Jadon wanted to send the message that we are a team that wants to be dominating the D1- Rocket League table. As I said with Jadon’s response Joey is a great complimentary player with our team. His work ethic and determination to any task that Joey is involved in is admirable and would be desired in any environment.” – Forest Hills Team Manager Ben Grove

Favorite subject: Math

Favorite movie: Puss In Boots: The Last Wish

Favorite video game: Monster Hunter Series

Favorite food: Chicken Tenders

Favorite teacher (subject taught): Mr. Krise (Math)

Favorite song: Riptide by Trivecta

Favorite app on your phone: Youtube

Outside interest: Coding

If you were an animal, what animal would you be and why?: I don’t have a particularly good reason, but I like lynxes a lot, so a lynx.

Favorite esports team: 100 Thieves

Esport player most admired: Nor for skill, but Valkyrae

Most influential person on my esports career: Friend Parker, cause we keep each other playing

Most impressive esports player that you have competed against: Steel_Op

Proudest esports achievement:  TEC D1 Rocket League Champions

How I got my start: After moving to Forest Hills in 11th grade

Future goal: If in terms of Esports, get GC1 and stay there in Rocket League

Written by Regina Ann Nappo

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