Varsity Esports Team
Varsity Esports Team
Esports aren’t the future, they’re the present.
Since its establishment in the early 2000’s, professional, varsity and club esports has seen rapid growth in both participation and viewership. The 2020 League of Legends World Championship has broken more viewership records, with at least five matches from its first stage surpassing one million viewers, according to digital streaming data published by Esports Charts.
What is Esports?
Esports describes the world of competitive, organized video gaming. Competitors from different leagues or teams face off in the same games that are popular with at-home gamers: Fortnite, League of Legends, Counter-Strike, Call of Duty, Overwatch and Madden NFL, to name a few. These gamers are watched and followed by millions of fans all over the world, who attend live events or tune in on TV or online. Streaming services like Twitch allow viewers to watch as their favorite gamers play in real time, and this is typically where popular gamers build up their fandoms.
Since its establishment in the early 2000’s, professional and club esports has seen rapid growth in both participation and viewership. The 2020 League of Legends World Championship has broken more viewership records, with at least five matches from its first stage surpassing one million viewers, according to digital streaming data published by Esports Charts.
The team currently competes in
- League of Legends
- Super Smash Bros
- with more to be added!
Why Monroe Esports Team?
- Dedicated coaches
- Opportunity to highlight your skills
- Compete at the college level
- Join the Monroe community
- Internship program
We have partnered with Encore Esports, a state of the art training facility outfitted with high end PCs, consoles as well as a skilled coaching and supportive staff to ensure that our Mustang Esports Competitors reach their true potential. Check out Encore Esports here.
Attend our Esports Camp
The Monroe College Esports program will be hosting the Monroe College Esports Camp at its home venue of Encore Esports from Monday, June 28, through Thursday, July 1. The camp will be cost-free and will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day, with a lunch break included.
The Monroe College Esports Camp will serve as an introduction to the Monroe College esports team for prospective esports student-athletes and students interested in getting involved with the esports community. The camp will be a skills lab focused on introducing esports to interested participants, helping current esports competitors improve their skills, and also helping introduce skills outside of the competitive realm of esports such as broadcasting. The competitive portion of the camp will focus on the titles offered by Monroe College esports: League of Legends, Overwatch and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
Monroe College Esports coordinator, and owner of Encore Esports, Govinda Raghubar, will run the Monroe College Esports Camp. Encore Esports is a top-notch gaming facility with the ability to host large events as well as smaller parties and weekly tournaments.
You can find out more information and register for the Monroe College Esports Camp here.
If you have questions about the camp, please email Esports Coordinator Govinda Raghubar at email@example.com. For questions about registration, please email admissions advisor Selena Drinks at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If your interests are more along the lines of broadcasting, marketing, production, or another adjacent field then your passion for gaming could make you the perfect candidate for our programs and also potential internships. Monroe’s program will provide you with many professional advancements and give you a much needed edge in this booming industry!