Esports building towards future
Thu Apr 28, 2022

By Erin Haviland

Glenville State University gained a esports team in the 2020-21 school year. Coached by Logan Harrison, the team is working hard to build the program. Two of the scholarship students gave input and perspectives on how the they are overall and how it’s developing so far as a team.

Nathaniel Wheeler has been a part of the esports team since it since the beginning. Wheeler is involved in playing one of the games, “Rocket League.” This is a sports-based video game where the players go head to head, working on teamwork to be able to maneuver the ball down the field to score a goal like in soccer. But instead, players are in mini cars rather than being represented by a human character.

Even though Wheeler’s team didn’t have a great season, he still liked being a part of the team and being able to help build and start the program. Wheeler remarked, “I practically carried two grown men on my back, and we still could just not win a game.”

            Drake Dunn played” Rocket League,” while being a part of the game “Overwatch.” Where Dunn was able to at least win two games of the season in “Overwatch.” He loved being a part of the team as well; he just felt there could be more recruiting done. While acknowledging that “losing sucks,” he knew his team was working hard every day to become better.

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