A nonprofit founded by teachers for students, the Garden State Esports mission is to create high-quality, student-centered experiences through scholastic esports by providing the learning, competition, and the community needed for ALL students to use esports as a platform to grow.
To ensure that ALL students possess the knowledge and skills needed to be society’s game changers: educated, productive, and empathetic individuals.
Learning. Community. Opportunity. Diversity.
Our bottom line will always be to your students, not to investors. All GSE competitions, resources, and events will always be free. During the 2021-2022 school year alone, schools saved over $210,000 in for-profit league dues by joining Garden State Esports!
GSE isn’t our job, it’s our passion. Everyone at GSE is a full-time NJ educator. Together we have 200+ years combined teaching experience. We know your schools, we know your kids, and we know how to help make esports meet the learning goals of your school district.
GSE does all the scheduling and match making so schools don’t have to. We group all GSE teams into their traditional athletic conferences to make sure they play against schools they’ve heard of! Our 3:30 start time and three season schedule follows the athletic schedule that schools and students know.
195 colleges are offering more than $16 million in esports scholarships for talented players and support staff. Every college and university in NJ has an esports program. GSE will work with your district to develop criteria to make sure your esports team is varsity letter eligible and stakeholders understand all the post-secondary opportunities available to students.
We are proud to have the support of the NJ Dept. of Education and the New Jersey School Boards Association. Check out our latest webinar on why your district should join Garden State Esports on the resources page!
Fall Championship Seasons
Rocket League 3v3 (Tuesdays)
Winter Championship Seasons
Mixed Rocket League (Tuesdays)
Knockout City (Thursdays)
Spring Championship Seasons
Rocket League 2v2 (Tuesdays)
Super Smash Bros (Wednesdays)
League of Legends (Thursdays)
Rocket League Friendlies
Super Smash Bros. Friendlies
Knockout City Friendlies
Mario Kart Friendlies