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Some online businesses are thriving during the COVID-19 pandemic, while others are grabbing the opportunity to transform into a better version of themselves. Despite a decline in school-sponsored competitions, the pandemic has helped the largest high school esports league in the nation move full throttle on its expansion plan.

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Competitive video gaming, also known as eSports, has been growing in popularity at colleges around the country and now, two Buffalo public high schools have teams.

Daemen sets up eSports center for students

Jan 29, 2018
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Electronic sports, known as eSports is gaining popularity on college campuses. eSports features multi-player video gaming competitions.  WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says Daemen College in Amherst has a brand new eSports center and club as it considers it a possible part of athletics. 

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Video games as sport have become a world-wide phenomenon, and their popularity is growing in Buffalo - so much so that local gamers believe eSports could eventually gain the kind of fandom that would rival the Buffalo Bills.