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GCC eSports team shows Success


December 27, 2018

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THE GOGEBIC Community College eSports team includes, from left, coach Jim Halverson and team members Aaron Hoff, Keegan Bolen, Dominic Tijan, Justin Combs, Chris Schjoth, Jack Strand, Ben Matazel, Cooper Koskinen, Ethan Pattison, Eli Schaefer, Scott LaRock, Noah Peterson and Bailey Silvula. Not shown are Trenton Laramore, Casey O'Hern, Anthony Mosconi and Tim Rowe.

IRONWOOD - More colleges and universities are embracing eSports, or online video gaming, across North America and Gogebic Community College is no exception.

This year, GCC has 17 players on its eSports team. The number also includes students attending the Copper Country Center in Houghton who can fully participate in the program, according to director of admission Kim Zechovich.

The Gogebic Samsons eSports team is competing at a high level, said Jim Halverson, IT faculty member and team coach.

The Samsons compete in several leagues, including the Collegiate Star League - one of the larges...

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