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A Look at SUNY’s Year-Round, Systemwide Esports League

In April 2020, leaders at the State University of New York decided they wanted to do something in the early days of COVID-19 to help socially isolated students feel involved, stay connected and feel pride in the college when they couldn’t set foot on campus.
SUNY was already a leader in collegiate esports, with a top-of-the-line, 1,800-square-foot arena on its Canton campus that boasts 24 Dell Alienware Area-51 PCs, each with AMD Ryzen Threadripper processors, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti video cards and 32 gigabytes of RAM. So, it didn’t take long to come up with a unique and pandemic-friendly…