How Prospective Students Can Get Involved

Now is a Great Time to Become a Huskie. Apply to NIU. Play Esports.

If you play esports, there's never been a better time to attend NIU. With an esports arena dedicated to our varsity esports program in DeKalb, a very active student esports club, and an Esports Special Interest Community in the Neptune East residence hall, there are many ways to meet other players, practice your skills, compete in tournaments and grow your community.

Apply to NIU today!

We're Recruiting for Esports Varsity Teams

We're actively recruiting new players for our Rocket League, League of Legends and Overwatch varsity teams starting in fall 2020. Email Conner Vagle, our Esports General Manager, for more information about playing for NIU in the Esports Collegiate Conference. Want to participate in the program but not compete? Students can help us with shoutcasting, marketing and event planning.

Don't Wait Until Your First Year at NIU to Get Involved

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.

Have questions about esports at NIU? Ask us at

Live in the Esports Special Interest Community in Fall 2021

Large, single rooms in Neptune East.

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

Email Conner Vagle for more info.

Contact Us

Esports at NIU
Conner Vagle, Esports General Manager

NIU Esports Student Sport Club
Jeannine East, Faculty Advisor