Competitive video gaming taking flight at West Catholic

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — In a small boardroom just next to the main office at West Catholic High School, a hand full of students are gathered over tables and chairs. It was a half day at the school and class has been done for well over four hours, but on Wednesdays at 3 p.m. the boardroom transforms. The students equip themselves with headsets and controls, flip on the TVs that are used for presentations and play video games.

Adam Antor watches them play through an open door that leads to a bigger space for students to gather. Today, as is the case most Wednesdays, the boardroom is fuller than that larger space. He's the director of marketing and communications at the school. Last January though, he took on another title - esports moderator. 

"Esports is competitive gaming," Antor explains the newly formed club. "Think of your regular sport, you're competing against another team for a prize, to win, for a trophy; we have that in esports."

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