Local eSport athlete featured nationally


A local gamer from the Capital Region is making a name for herself in the intercollegiate world of eSports. She led her school’s team to victory, and Thursday night, she will be in the national spotlight.

Emily Oeser, of Palatine Bridge, thought she had it all figured out. The talented violinist was going to become a musician, but she discovered another passion while attending SUNY Canton.

“It reminded me of my childhood,” she recalled.

This was a performance of another kind that millions of people are able to watch online.

“I didn’t think this was really going anywhere,” the sophomore college student said.

But lucky for her, SUNY Canton has been ahead of the curve on gaming and eSports.

“Adding structure to it has brought a lot to the program for SUNY Canton,” Randy Sieminski, SUNY Canton’s Athletic Director, stated.

Oeser is one of the few female gamers scoring major points with her team.

“We went undefeated the entire season; no other college has been able to beat us,” she said.

“We have an all women’s Overwatch team that’s had tremendous success, which Emily has helped lead,” Sieminski added.

A childhood pastime already lining her up for a lucrative career as she breaks the mold.

“I would like to get into eSport management. I would love to become a 3-D animator,” she explained.

Oeser’s position on the team and success in eSports has caught the attention of national media as well. She will be featured on an episode of Nightline Thursday.  

You can tune in to watch at 12:35 a.m. on NEWS10 ABC.

To learn more about SUNY Canton’s Esport Program you can visit http://www.canton.edu/esports/

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