SOCORRO – For the second season of eSports as an NMAA-sanctioned sport, Socorro High School eSports head coach Jesse Griffith has his team training and competing in the League of Legends and Rocket League video games.
“I grew up playing video games all my life,” Griffith said. “I was always watching eSports and seeing how far it has grown, and I wanted students who were interested in it to be able to have an outlet in terms of enjoying themselves together and interact.”
Griffith received a master’s degree at the University of Texas in Dallas and is entering his third year teaching visual arts and digital media. He was a big fan of Heroes of the Storm, but he never competed.