HSEL: High School Esports League
-National League/Regional Regular Season
-Play from home: generationesports.com
-Preseason (9/18 - 9/30):
Utilize as many available queue windows as you'd like to get ready for the season!
-Regular Season (10/2 - 11/17)
Play one match per week for 6 weeks. Week 7 is Makeup Week for players who miss a previous week!
-Playoffs & Finals (11/27 - 12/15)
Single elimination format
GSE: Garden State Esports League (2x State Champions)
-New Jersey Statewide League with over 300 schools
-3 Seasons: Fall (9/26-11/28), Winter (1/16-3/6), and Spring (3/6-5/5)
-Current/Defending 2x State Champions in Smash Crews/Duos
-Playoffs/Final held on New Jersey College Campuses
-Strict adherence to schedule
-Play from school or play from home
Thursdays: Know any good League of Legends players?
EGF: Electronic Gaming Federation
-Finals held in Florida
-UCHS placed 2nd 2023 “Anthony Campos” 1 v 1 Smash
-Play from home, possibly at school
-Flexible Scheduling (1 match per week)
-Player-to-player/team-to-team match scheduling
-Season begins the week of October 9th
-Win Fall or Spring bracket, automatically in playoffs
-More titles this year:
Coach Arias has direct links for teams or individuals to register. Any team or individual interested in just the EGF and not the other two leagues is okay (more than one league, I will need to sit with you and review your academic schedule). If you sign up for EGF (or any league) you must be 100% dedicated and responsible in competing. All teams are encouraged to have subs.
2x State Champion UCHS Esports with Union City Mayor & NJ State Senator Brian Stack
The Esports Industry mirrors the record business in many ways. Besides the obvious multimedia connections, their structures are very similar and therefore very familiar to Coach Arias.
Coach Arias' generation was the first to own Atari 2600's & Commodore 64's.
Coach Arias' first video game was Pong and in 6th grade (early 80's) he was bused once a week to a special program where he learned Basic Computer Program Language.
Coach Arias fell in love with Esports while working STEM summer camp for Black Rocket Productions. It was there he met Coach Joshua Case (NJCU Knights). Coach Case gave an amazing presentation on Esports in June 2019. Inspired by this presentation, Coach Arias approached the UCBOE and administration with the idea of starting a high school Esports program.
By October of 2019, the UCHS Esports program had its first competition versus other Hudson County High Schools at Helix Esports LAN in North Bergen, New Jersey.
Since then, the UCHS Esports program has grown and has won many prizes and grants. This page will serve as a living document to these accomplishments and as a resource to current competitions and schedules for both players and community to access.
Jonathan Morrobel (Class of 2022) 2nd Place Winner High School Esports League in NBA 2K
It was an honor to meet mayor Brian Stack and his team of Union City First commisioners
Esports Accolades Winter 2021-2022
Chris Aviles of the Garden State Esports League w/Coach Arias' Rocket League Winter Squad 22
Tue Sep 27 3:30 pm: Soaring Eagles Varsity Rocket League VS TNGA Tornadoes Trenton
Wed Sep 28 3:30 pm: Soaring Eagles Varsity SSBU VS Newark Tech Smashing Terriers
Tue Oct 04 3:30 p.m.: Soaring Eagles Varsity Rocket League VS West-Windsor Plainsboro North High School
Wed Oct 05 3:30 p.m.: Soaring Eagles Varsity SSBU VS West Caldwell Tech High School Eagles SSBU
Tue Oct 11 3:30 p.m.: Soaring Eagles Varsity Rocket League VS Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School Raiders
Wed Oct 12 3:30 p.m. Soaring Eagles Varsity SSBU VS Union High School SSBU
Wed Oct 12 3:30 p.m. @HELIX Soaring Eagles Varsity VS Hoboken High School
Tue Oct 18 3:30 p.m.: Soaring Eagles Varsity Rocket League VS Payne Tech High School Lions RL
Wed Oct 19 3:30 p.m.: Soaring Eagles Varsity SSBU VS Summit High School: Hilltoppers SSBU
Wed Oct 19 3:30 p.m.: @HELIX Soaring Eagles Varsity VS Memorial High School
Tue Oct 25 3:30 p.m.: Soaring Eagles Varsity Rocket League VS Summit High School: Hilltoppers RL
Tue Oct 25 3:30 p.m.: @HELIX Soaring Eagles Varsity VS High Tech High School
Wed Oct 26 3:30 p.m. Soaring Eagles Varsity SSBU VS Payne Tech High School Lions SSBU
Schedule includes only the Garden State Esports League and Hudson County HSEL matches for October.
UCHS Esports Varsity at Helix Esports pictured with Coach Joshua Case of NJCU Esports