(North Bergen, NJ–May 17, 2019) High Tech High School’s eSports team entered its first official eSports tournament in partnership with Helix eSports, competing against North Bergen, Weehawken, and Memorial High Schools, announced Dr. Joseph Giammarella, Principal of High Tech.
Kevin Osorio and Joseph Munoz-Breto, both North Bergen residents, came in 1st place for Super Smash Brothers Ultimate. Bayonne residents Allison Chang and Jakub Nikscin; Andy Chae of Harrison; Jersey City resident Amin Rhriyeb; and Kyle De Los Santos of Secaucus earned 2nd place for League of Legends. Also, 2nd place for Overwatch went to Jersey City residents Ezekiel Bernheim and Omar Tall; Alexander Calle and Nima Fallah of Kearny; Secaucus resident Druhin Jasty; and Matthew Loaces of Union City.
High Tech High School played against multiple teams from Weehawken, North Bergen, and Memorial High Schools and received high praise from professional eSports coaches at NYiT, Rutgers, and New England College.
“All in all, everyone had a fantastic time,” says Jared Krinsky, High Tech’s Game Design Club Adviser and Interactive Media instructor, “and we look forward to practicing for the next one.”
Through the help of Helix eSports Center, the premier center for gamers in Northern New Jersey and the New York City area, High Tech can now compete in a new sport for the 21st century. One of the largest eSports facilities in the nation, with 150 gaming stations, Helix has a conveniently located center in North Bergen, minutes from Manhattan and The Meadowlands Sports Complex. Helix boasts a state of the art facility, designed by industry veterans, and delivers a professional gaming experience for casual players to competitive gamers alike.