The Montgomery County Esports League (MCEL) features teams from ten county high schools
Rockville, MD — Game Gym and Montgomery County Public Schools are thrilled to team up to launch the Montgomery County Esports League this fall. The MCEL is Montgomery County’s first foray into competitive esports, and it features ten high schools competing in Rocket League.
The 7 week regular season culminates in an in-person end of season championship featuring the top four teams. The championship will take place at Northwood High School on Saturday, November 18 from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
“Our students have been asking for opportunities to engage in competitive gaming and the world of esports. We’re excited to be working with Game Gym to launch this league as a new competitive option and community for our student athletes,” said Matt McGoldrick, Supervisor, Systems Engineering and Integration at MCPS. “The inaugural season of the MCEL is a wonderful learning experience for all of us and we look forward to connecting our students to college and career opportunities as the program continues to evolve.”
This year, the MCEL will field teams from Blake, Clarksburg, Northwood, Poolesville, Quince Orchard, Rockville, Seneca Valley, Springbrook, Walter Johnson, and Watkins Mill high schools.
“The MCEL deepens Game Gym’s commitment to Montgomery County and we’re excited to continue providing a healthy esports experience for MCPS students,” Game Gym CEO Josh Hafkin said. “Seeing ten schools step up and field teams in the first year is just a testament to the growing esports scene in this region.”
Game Gym has been committed to Montgomery County for years. Hafkin is a member of the MCPS Professional Advisory Committee, and Game Gym has partnered with Blake and Quince Orchard’s game design programs for the last two school years. Students competing in the Montgomery County Esports League get free access to Game Gym’s app as part of their training for the season.
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