NIU Esports

Students play video games at NIU Esports Arena

Announcing our 2021-2022 Players

This year's players are actively training and competing. Check out our rosters for a list of players by game title and match names with Gamertags you see on our live broadcasts.

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 or In Person

Our Esports Arena is now open for open-play Monday-Friday and Sundays. Be sure to check our open play hours before you stop by. We also have a very active Discord server, where we invite you to play with and against others throughout the NIU Community in online pick-up games. Join us on NIU Esports Discord and pass the time with friendly competition!

Questions? Email Conner at

NIU Esports Jersey

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Use code NIUHOLIDAY for 10% off until Jan. 4

Contact Us

Esports at NIU
Conner Vagle, Esports General Manager

NIU Esports Student Sport Club
Shane Sharp, Faculty Advisor