North Bergen issues proclamation honoring high school’s 1st eSports team

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The North Bergen Board of Commissioners issued a proclamation this morning honoring the high school’s 1st ever eSports team after winning a tournament hosted by Helix eSports at the end of last year.

Photo courtesy of the Township of North Bergen.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

In December, the Bruins were victorious in a competitive field of surrounding districts that included Union City, West New York, Weehawken and Rutherford.

“I would like to congratulate the North Bergen High School eSports Team on the first ever Helix eSports Championship,” Mayor Nick Sacco said in a statement.

“The team showed an incredible amount of resilience and sportsmanship all season and their efforts came to fruition with this victory. eSports is growing at an exponential rate worldwide and seeing our students rise as some of the best in the sport is a remarkable achievement.”

The competition took place over five different video games, with North Bergen taking first place in each instance.

The North Bergen team won each game of Overwatch and Rocket League, and either placed first or second in Fortnite, League of Legends, and Super Smash Brothers.

At the tournament, recruiters from St. Peter’s University and The College of Saint Rose were present and are actively recruiting two North Bergen students. As a result, students have visited the campus and met their team.

The eSports team is hopeful that the students are offered a scholarship to attend St. Peter’s University in the Fall to play for their eSports team.

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