Huntington High School’s electronic gaming team is set for its second season of action following an exceptional inaugural campaign.
The team plays under the umbrella of the Electronic Gaming Federation, an eSports organization that sponsors competition on the local, regional and national levels.
eSports take the form of organized video game competitions. The relatively new Blue Devil club meets weekly for practices and scrimmages with other schools. During its regular season, team captains are responsible for scheduling games, holding practices and coaching members of the squad.
Huntington High School teachers Debora Balducci and Michael Corcoran are the team’s faculty advisors. The pair is present at every contest, watching the livestream on the Huntington Blue Devils’ Electronic Game Federation Discord. The advisors offer feedback and suggestions during the games.
Games are played on student equipment, such as a PC, PlayStation, Xbox and Switch. Students and advisors communicate through the Discord platform.
The Blue Devils will be playing Chess, Overwatch, Rocket League and Super Smash Brothers Ultimate this season. All three games will present an array of challenges, but that’s exactly the way Huntington likes it.
“We have a lot of new team members and Michael Corcoran and myself look forward to another successful season,” Ms. Balducci said.