Staying in the game

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cartoon image of kids participating in esports
Cartoon/Ed Turner

Region – As the pandemic drags on, traditional youth sports competitions and events have been curtailed or changed. But now there is a new way for kids to have fun and stay engaged with their friends – by participating in the Central Massachusetts Recreation and Parks Association eSports League.

ESports are competitive video game contests between individual gamers and teams in various multiplayer games. The new league, which was formed by local recreation departments, will be open to players in grades 3-12 from Grafton, Hudson, Leominster, Shrewsbury, Sterling, Southborough, Westborough and Upton.

Kids will be able to compete against players from other towns in Fortnite, FIFA 21, Madden 21, NBA2K21, or Super Smash Bros. For more information visit the Hudson Recreation website.