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ENCORE: A Look At Esports In Idaho, A Sport That Hasn't Been Disrupted By The Pandemic

Boise State Esports
via Twitter (@eSportsBSU)

This interview originally aired Nov. 10, 2020. 

Esports, or competitive video gaming, is taking off at universities worldwide. And Boise State University's own varsity team is no different. Even as some remain skeptical about the legitimacy of the sport, Boise State’s Esports team continues to grow, play in big conferences and rack up awards.

Doc Haskell is the head coach for the Boise State Esports team and joins Idaho Matters live to talk about this season, which, unlike every other sport, was uninterrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Molly Wampler is a newsroom intern at Boise State Public Radio. Originally from Berkeley, California, she just graduated from the University of Puget Sound in Washington state. There, Molly worked for her university's newspaper but is stoked to try her hand at and learn all there is to learn about radio journalism.