Virginia Wesleyan Esports
Virginia Wesleyan University's co-ed club esports program offers students the chance to participate in video game competitions at the collegiate level. VWU is a member of the National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE), and will begin competing with local and national teams as early as January 2020.
Program and facilities
The program is led by Esports Program Director and Head Coach Chris Davis. Teams will compete in the Marlin Esports Arena in the Jane P. Batten Student Center (Room 239), which is equipped with 17 high-end gaming PCs featuring Intel Core i7-9700K processors, ASUS Prime Z390-P motherboards, MSI RTX 2070 Armor video cards, and MSI Optix gaming monitors.
Students are invited to play based on interest and tryouts will be held. Interested students should complete the Virginia Wesleyan Esports Interest Form.
VWU is fielding teams for League of Legends, Overwatch, Hearthstone, and Rocket League. Teams of 3-6 members are anticipated, depending on the game.
Today’s fastest growing global sport and a projected billion-dollar industry in 2019, esports are quickly expanding to college campuses across the country. Leagues and teams face off in competitive, organized video gaming as fans watch from all over the world.