NIU Esports Varsity Program

Announcing the Esports Collegiate Conference

NIU is proud to be a founding member of the Esports Collegiate Conference (ESC), an independent esports conference. ESC competitions begin in the 2020-21 school year, where teams play in League of Legends. Overwatch and Rocket League. Read the June 10, 2020 press release announcing the conference.

Try Out for the NIU Esports Varsity Teams

Are you a current or future NIU student who plays League of Legends, Overwatch or Rocket League and are interested in playing for our varsity program? If so, contact Conner Vagle for more information about competition and tryouts. 

If you play a different game and want to compete, please join our NIU Esports Student Sport Club.

2020-21 Season

Rocket League is our fall competition title for 2020. Players will practice and compete throughout the fall semester.

League of Legends and Overwatch teams will be practicing and participating in exhibition games in preparation for the spring 2020 tournament season. We're still planning the 2020-21 competitive season, so check back here or sign up to receive updates from NIU Esports.

Practice and Play at the NIU Esports Arena

Our varsity teams practice and compete in the NIU Esports Arena located on our DeKalb Campus in the Neptune North Residence Hall. Our program consists of regularly scheduled evening and weekend practices with an esports coach. Games are shoutcasted by Conner Vagle and broadcast on the NIU Esports Twitch channel

We're Recruiting for Fall 2020

We're actively recruiting new players for our varsity League of Legends and Overwatch teams for fall 2020. Email Conner Vagle, our Esports General Manager, for more information.

Now Hiring Interns

If you're an NIU student and need to complete an internship to graduate, we can help. We're offering coaching, social media and shoutcasting internships for fall, spring and summer semesters. Contact Conner Vagle to learn more.

Contact Us

Esports at NIU
Conner Vagle, Esports General Manager
307 Lowden Hall

NIU Esports Student Sport Club
Jeannine East, Faculty Advisor

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