Suffolk University’s Esports Club is preparing to boot back up again next semester after struggling to come back together in the fall semester during a worldwide pandemic.

With lots of clubs and sports not holding events or conferences in the fall semester, the Rams Esports group was no exception.

” A great deal of our gamer base have actually been scattered and it’s been hard to get in contact with them,” said Esports Club President Zach Currie.

The group had upwards of 30 players, however given that the pandemic sent out students house in March, Currie said it has actually been tough to bring in new trainees.

” Hopefully next term we’ll get a few of our players back and maybe include some new players,” Currie stated. “Video gaming has actually risen in appeal considering that the start of the pandemic.”

The Esports team had several competing teams under its umbrella, consisting of groups that play video games like League of Legends, Super Smash Brothers Ultimate, Pinnacle Legends, Call of Responsibility, FIFA and Rocket League. The group normally played in events with other colleges in the location, like Boston University and Northeastern.

The group normally had bi-weekly meetings with practices a few times a week for the private teams.

Nhat Luu, a sophomore organization management major from Vietnam, belonged to the team before the pandemic hit. He stated that connection issues are keeping group members from successfully practicing, particularly in his game of League of Legends.

” I invest the majority of my leisure time playing League so I’ve been practicing,” Luu said. “I don’t see a great deal of our Vietnamese gamers like myself returning to Boston in the spring, so it will be challenging to train with trainees outside the country.”

Expecting the spring, the group intends to get in virtual competitions, which have grown in appeal given that the start of the pandemic, according to Currie.

The club is open to any players who are looking to get involved and it welcomes players of all kinds, both PC and console players.