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New E-Sports and Gaming Club Looks to Move Forward After Rough Start

By Jaya Bell

There’s a relatively new club here at WVUP called the E-sports and Gaming Club. It tried to get up and running during the 2021 Fall semester, but the college decided to move to remote learning due to rising cases of Covid-19. With the start of a new semester, founder and president Anthony Barker hopes to get things up and running with fewer road bumps this time around.

The purpose behind this club is to help people connect with others that also play video games. It doesn’t matter if you’re a casual player or someone that’s a bit more competitive. All are welcome to join this club.

Since the club still is trying to gain traction, there are no major upcoming events. That being said, there is a Discord server where people can connect and discuss all things gaming. Plus, it’s a great way to stay in the know about updates regarding the club. There aren’t that many members in the server as of right now, but that can always change.

Despite the setbacks, there are plans to host some events at some point during the semester. On-campus competitions featuring both board and video games are in the plans for the future. There are even talks about setting up a Minecraft server at a later date. As of right now though, these are just ideas until an official announcement is made.

In short, if you like gaming this sounds like the perfect club for you. The club is going through a rough patch right now due to hurdles set up by the Covid-19 pandemic. If you want to support the club, check out the Discord server which is linked within this article.  

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