Schools slowly embracing competitive video gaming, known as esports – NorthJersey.com

Schools slowly embracing competitive video gaming, known as esports – NorthJersey.com


Coach Robert Mamorstein’s squad is a skilled, competitive bunch. They practice regularly and square off against league rivals. 

He believes they are an interscholastic sports team. But getting “esports,” which use video games as virtual fields of play, recognized as such has been an uphill battle. At Clifton High School, where it is currently a club, Mamorstein is pushing for change. 

When asked the biggest challenge, he echoed Rodney Dangerfield.

“No respect, esports get no respect,” he said.

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Giancarlos Gonzales, Coach for Overwatch, History and Criminal Justice teacher, coaches his students playing the game via Discord during an eSports practice at Clifton High School on 05/04/21.

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He’s joking, mostly,because both his kids and his administrators respect the idea.

“Mr. Marmorstein had the vision to make esports a reality for the students at
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