Modern Games at Maccabi,  the newest addition to the Maccabi Games

By Jordan Spindel & Alec Rubin  

A new event has caught the eyes of many athletes here at the Atlanta JCC Maccabi Games 2019. eSports, which stands for electronic sports, +000can be played on many consoles, phones, computers, and tablets. It is a very friendly environment where even if you are alone, someone will always be willing to play with you.  

Maccabi’s first eSports tournament will be held Thursday, Aug. 1. Here are the games and times of the tournament:  

  • NBA 2k19 (1v1) – 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. 
  • FIFA ‘19 (1v1) – 12 p.m.-1:30 p.m. 
  • Rocket League (2v2) – 1:30 p.m.-3 p.m. 
  • Smash Bros (2v2) – 3 p.m.-4:30 p.m. 

Pre-registration is required. You can sign up at  

In the Atlanta Maccabi gaming room, you will see 40 TVs connected to Playstations and Nintendo Switches. Being in the game room is so fun! You get to play games with your friends, or people you don’t know yet!  

To learn more about Maccabi 2019 eSports use the Atlanta Maccabi Games app.