eSports is a form of competitive gaming far beyond casual play. There are many games (sports) played at this level, usually requiring 3-6 players per team. Teams function similarly to traditional sports in that players come together to form teams for each game and compete against other teams across the nation, or even the world. Each team is coached by either a single coach or a coaching staff including analysts who break down the games and help players focus on points to improve upon. At the collegiate level, eSports consists of students from all different majors and backgrounds who are interested in playing a certain game competitively or those who are interested in building a community around video game competing.
Starting this fall, new, incoming students who wish to play esports at a competitive level have an opportunity to apply for our Esports Scholarship.
Students will need to submit an eSports Scholarship application and participate in an interview with eSports Coordinator Jordan Sheets. To sign up for an interview, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recipients of the eSports Scholarship are expected to participate on the eSports team for all four years. This includes regularly attending practices and divisional matches. Awards are in the amount of $2,000/year, renewable for four years of attendance*. Incoming freshmen and transfer students (starting in the Fall 2022 semester and beyond) are eligible to apply.
*Those who qualify for the eSports Scholarship will not be eligible to receive our Founders’ Scholarship or the Seven Oaks Scholarship.
Much like traditional sports, eSports teams practice multiple times a week and focus on specific skills to improve their play and synergy.
Players can use the rooms whenever they wish to practice individually, in teams, or to host gaming-related events such as viewing parties, LAN events, in-house tournaments, and more.