We have a Gold and Blue varsity team for each of the following games: League of Legends, Rocket League, Counter-Strike: Global Offsensive, Overwatch, and Hearthstone.
We're getting into esports through varsity, club, and recreational gaming programs. UA is one of the first 50 universities in the country to officially roll out varsity teams.
Starting this fall, our varsity teams will compete against other universities in League of Legends, Overwatch, CS:GO, Hearthstone and Rocket League. Our club program will include the aforementioned games and even more titles such as Fortnite, Rainbow Six Siege and Super Smash Bros. Melee.
We are recruiting players to fill slots on our varsity team for fall of 2019. Scholarships will be awarded to varsity members. Players of all abilities are sought for intercollegiate and recreational competition on club teams.
Not a gamer?
We're also looking for students in engineering, computer science, communications, health and wellness, and other fields to help build our eSports arenas, broadcast games, design materials, and assist with training and nutrition. All are welcome!
As the home of our esports program, the Drs. Gary B. & Pamela S. Williams Honors College will provide academic oversight, and develop in players both leadership and collaboration skills. (Team members, however, do not need to be honors students.)
Not a UA student? Apply for admission to UA and enroll, and you can join our team.
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