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Even during a pandemic, esports provides an outlet for students

Bay Shore High School student Randy Garcia says it is keeping him mentally active.

News 12 Staff

May 11, 2020, 11:00 AM

Updated 1,502 days ago

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In the last couple of months Long Islanders have adjusted to a different type of lifestyle, and for sports stars, it's been a lonely time to say the least.  However, one sport has been able to survive the COVID-19 pandemic – esports.
 The Bay Shore High School esports team has more than 100 members who are finding an outlet for normalcy during the pandemic.

Bay Shore High School student Randy Garcia says it is keeping him mentally active.
“Yes definitely gaming helps, call a friend, play a game or two,” says Garcia.

Ryan Champlain graduated Bay Shore High School last year and is now running his own college team at Fredonia.  

Even though esports is online, being on a team usually means playing in the same room. Although that can't happen now, the esports teams say they are adjusting.
 


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