How Alumni Can Get Involved

Are you a gamer and an NIU graduate? We’re looking for alumni to help us grow esports at NIU. Alumni can support NIU Esports in many ways:

Join our Community on Discord

Everyone is invited to join the NIU Esports Discord. Introduce yourself, make new friends, and play your favorite games or learn new ones in our daily online pick-up games. Read more about how current alumni are connected to NIU Esports.


We’re looking for coaches for all our competitive games like League of Legends, Overwatch, Hearthstone, Super Smash Bros. and Rocket League. We also need people to help at community tournaments.

Mentor our Students

Do you work in a field where video gaming skills or experience in an esports environment are an asset? We invite you to speak to our club about opportunities in the workforce for programmers, computer engineers, sports managers, shoutcasters, marketers or any other career paths that students might be exploring. We’re open to your ideas.

Sponsor our Events

We need sponsors for our club, events and tournaments to help our students reach their goal of being a winning team in competitive esports. You can make a significant impact toward reaching this goal by contributing monetary or in-kind donations, hosting events, supporting travel to and from tournaments, and even providing snacks for our club members during meetings.

For more information about how you can get involved, email

Contact Us

Esports at NIU
Conner Vagle, Esports General Manager

NIU Esports Student Sport Club
Jeannine East, Faculty Advisor