NIU Esports

Students play video games at NIU Esports Arena

Try Out for our Varsity Teams

We're currently holding tryouts for our fall Rocket League, Overwatch and League of Legends teams. Request a time to try out and be a part of our varsity program.

Minor in Esports Industry Professions

The Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education in the College of Education is pleased to offer a minor in Esports Industry Professions starting in Fall 2020. Designed for students of all majors, this minor prepares you for a job in the esports industry. Download the 2-page degree sheet for more detail or contact Joe Curran at with questions or to declare the minor. Registration for esports courses is now open. 

Play Pick-up Games Online

Our Esports Arena in Neptune North is closed to students and guests. We invite you to play with and against others throughout the NIU Community in Esports Online Pick-Up games. Join us on NIU Esports Discord and pass the time with friendly competition!

Questions? Email Conner at


Live in GG House in Fall 2021

Large, single rooms in Neptune East just for gamers.

Space is limited, so reserve your fall 2021 spot today.

Join GG House

Contact Us

Esports at NIU
Conner Vagle, Esports General Manager

NIU Esports Student Sport Club
Shane Sharp, Faculty Advisor