Sophomore plays in gaming tournaments

Muna Ambashe plays for her own enjoyment


Used with permission from Muna Ambashe

Bahaja Alisahal

Sophomore Muna Ambashe plays in a Call of Duty mobile tournament almost every day after school. She often watches a streamer and participates in their tournaments.

“At first I started watching streams and got interested in watching people play really fast. And then I met this one streamer who was holding a tournament and giving away money to the winner, and I just had to try it,” Ambashe said. “At first I only made it to the quarterfinals, but as I kept playing I continued to get better and eventually made it to the semifinals, within a month.” 

The tournaments always start at 5-6 p.m. so Ambashe tries to finish up homework and chores before then.

 “I take full advantage of the asynchronous work periods, and if I can’t complete my work by then or I’m confused, I do them with a friend,” Ambashe said.

Her brother found out about her gaming life after he saw her complete all her work early. “I found out she was first doing this when all her chores were done early,” Isaak said.

Her friends and family say she spends most of her time watching streamers and playing with them. “Every day after school, all I hear coming from her room is that guy’s stream,” Isaak said.

Ambashe says she’s entering all these tournaments for fun along with some of her friends. “Obviously for the money, but I also want to play against people who are better than me so that I can improve my skills and one day win one of the tournaments.” 

Although gaming is a big part of her life she doesn’t want to be a professional gamer in the future. “I don’t plan on going pro because I’m just doing this for fun, and I’m not that good at it,” Ambashe said.