Penn Manor’s esports team was recently recognized in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for winning the Rocket League HSEL State Championship and the Harrisburg University PA Cup.
Team members also were honored for their success in the League of Legends, Overwatch, Rocket League, Minecraft and Brawlhalla competitions.
Penn Manor placed first in the HSEL Tournament in January, and the varsity team won the Harrisburg University PA Cup. The junior varsity team placed second in the same competition.
The League of Legends team made it to the first round of playoffs, and the Overwatch team advanced to the final round, both in the fall. Penn Manor’s Brawlhalla team finished 22nd nationwide, and the Minecraft team finished 12th in the nation.
Esports team members and coaches were invited to the Capitol on April 24 by state Rep. Ismail Smith-Wade-El, who recognized them on the floor of the House of Representatives.
“I think it says something about the importance and rise of esports that our students’ accomplishments were being recognized alongside tennis teams, gymnastic teams, and lacrosse teams at the state Capitol,” said Scott Hertzog, head coach of the Penn Manor team.
“It truly was awesome to see esports recognized this way.”
Congratulations to Penn Manor’s esports team members and coaches!