How the Midwest is Running College Esports

With a win at the Level Next Rocket League tournament, the University of Akron racked up their third esports title of ’20-’21. The dream run capped off a stellar May/June, where the Zips took home the CRL and Rainbow 6 Premier Finals as well. Not only did Akron prove it was one of the top […]

Esports Program Profile: DePaul University

DePaul University is a private, non-profit educational institution in Chicago, Illinois, with a Varsity esports program. The esports program offers one of the largest gaming rosters in any esports program in the United States, with 19 titles. These include League of Legends, Overwatch, Rocket League, Super Smash Bros Ultimate, Valorant, Beat Saber (VR), Fortnite, Super […]

Esports Program Profile: Bethel University

Bethel University esports is a relatively new contender, offering a varsity esports program that launched last year. The program offers four popular esports titles, including League of Legends, Overwatch, Super Smash Bros Ultimate, and Rocket League.  Skilled players from Bethel University participate in various collegiate and national gaming tournaments through Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC), […]

Esports Program Profile: St. Thomas (TX)

This week, we’re putting the Houston, Texas-based University of St. Thomas in the spotlight.  The school has a varsity esports program and participates in numerous collegiate leagues, including the Texas Scholastic Esports Federation, the SCAC (Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference), and CLoL (College League of Legends). St. Thomas offers one of the most elaborate and diverse […]

Maryville Win Overwatch Collegiate Championship

After nearly three months of competitive play, only two schools stood atop the hill Sunday afternoon. Maryville and Northwood gave us some of the most exciting Overwatch we’ve seen in months. Going the entire five games, eventually it was Maryville clutching out the 2021 Overwatch Collegiate Championship. Heirs Assumed Going into the playoff weekend, Northwood […]

Esports Program Profile: Miami University

Miami University brings it all. Holding the title of the first Division I varsity esports program in the United States, the university also offers an Esports Club, a Smash Club (for Super Smash Bros), and a Fighter’s Guild (a competitive club for fighting titles). Miami University also offers a graduate and undergraduate certificate in Esports […]