Home of the 12x NATIONAL LEAGUE CHAMPIONS. Our Esports program travels all across the United States to play in real-life Esports tournaments, with the goal of bringing home more championship trophies.

On average, a typical PSA student will compete for over $10,000.00 in total prize and scholarship money per year during their time on the team.

Our goal is to teach our students valuable skills that will serve them well throughout their lives. Through Esports, we will guide students with strategic thinking, teamwork, collaboration, goal setting, preparation and managing success and failure.

Esports is a pathway to college where more than 60+ colleges now offer Esports programs and scholarships. Groups like H.S.E.L. offers tournament prizes in the form of scholarships to help pay for college. Colleges now offer full scholarships to be part of their program.

Head coach

Devon Nedoroscik

Esports Head Coach

PSA Welcomes new Esports Head Coach Devon Nedoroscik

Putnam Science Academy welcomes the new Esports Head Coach – Devon Nedoroscik. Devon is a 23 year old esports professional who has dedicated the last nine years of his life to the esports and gaming industry, while working towards his Bachelor’s Degree in History at the University of Albany in New York. He spent some time abroad in South Korea at Yonsei University to further his knowledge of the professional esports industry and its validity as his career path. 

When he returned to the US, Devon worked with Red Bull and helped orchestrate the world’s largest Collegiate Valorant tournament, the Red Bull Campus Clutch. It was during this initiative that he not only made dozens of connections at the intersect of the esports and marketing industries, but he additionally found a passion for facilitating esports events. 

Upon his departure from Red Bull, he took up multiple simultaneous roles as an esports coach, further developing his talent and skills which has brought him to Putnam Science Academy. 

Welcome Coach Devon

PSA ESPORTS team wins another national championship

From June 4-11, 2024, Putnam Science Academy’s Esports teams, featuring the starting roster of Carson Sward, Gavin Lo Vasco, Jonathan Galdamez, Kohen Yates, and substitute Ryan Staite were invited to partake in TWO invitational national championship events in the PlayVS Cup and High School Esports Nationals (HSEL) in Kansas City. 

The PlayVS Cup bracket began Monday, May 20th, 2024 as the top 64 Rocket League teams in the Nation battled every Tuesday and Thursday virtually, to climb the bracket towards the finals on June 6, 2024. Winners would receive $4,500.00 in scholarship money. 

Simultaneously, our roster began scrimmaging and competing in practice rounds for the 2024 HSEL Nationals throughout this event. 

With the HSEL Nationals being “in-person”, our team flew in to Kansas City a day early. The HSEL staff gave our entire team exclusive early access to the players lounge in the venue so that they could compete in the PlayVS Cup Finals.

The PlayVS Cup Nationals final match was the best of seven (7) against Detroit Catholic Central High School. Our team started the match with Carson Sward and Kohen Yates, and called in substitute Ryan Staite to join us virtually from Washington state while waiting for Jonathan Galdamez and Gavin Lo Vasco to arrive after flight complications. Ryan Staite held his own and scored a few goals despite not touching the game in months, and was a crucial part of the team until the rest of the team arrived. Upon arrival, Jonathan joined the team for the last two (2) matches of the best of seven (7), and the team secured a solid 2nd place, winning $3,000.00 in college scholarship money to be accessed when they graduate high school. 





Even being sleep deprived, on laptops, and in the Esports lab earlier than start-time, they played phenomenally!!

Following the PlayVS Cup, the team made its way back to the hotel for some much needed rest for game day. 

Across the following 3 days, Putnam Science Academy Esports, abbreviated to “Putnam” by HSEL broadcasters, took down Franklin, Divine Child, TECCA, and Cedar Falls, our rival team who defeated our team at our last LAN event, the Nutmeg State Esports Games at Central Connecticut State University. 

With our roster of Carson Sward and Gavin Lo Vasco staying on match 24/7, and swapping with subs Kohen Yates and Jonathan Galdamez for the 3-man team to perform at it’s best, they made it down to the final match after a close series. In the final match, Putnam Science Academy Esports had a complete blow-out and scored nearly seven (7) goals on the enemy team, securing our 12th NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP, as well as another $3,000.00 in scholarship money for the players.

Each player was additionally awarded $750.00 Oakley Sunglasses, and at the end of the weekend each player will be taking home $1,500.00 in scholarships for their success. 

Putnam Science Academy and our Esports program would like to thank Generation Esports and PlayVS, and event sponsors Oakley, Midwestfest, and StayPluggedIn for an amazing event and we can not wait to come back next year!!!

Putnam Science Academy Esports offers and competes in Gen E, HSEL, VHEL, ECS, EGFH, and PlayVS leagues for the following video game titles:

Rocket League


Overwatch 2

Apex Legends

League of Legends

Call of Duty


Rainbow Six 

Super Smash Brothers Ultimate

Counter Strike 2