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Esports

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Husson University Esports provides a competitive and supportive environment for student players to enter team-based video game contests against other universities. Just like other athletes, esports team members participate in drills and practices as they hone their skills to compete at the collegiate level.

Husson Esports’ intercollegiate co-ed teams compete in the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC), currently home to more than 200 schools, fielding over 400 teams in 11 different game titles, as well as the College League of Legends.

 

New Esports Arena

Opened in spring 2022 and expanded in 2023, the University’s state-of-the-art Esports Arena features:

Students competing in an esports tournament
  • 28 high-end PC setups and 5 console stations (Each with Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X, and Playstation 5) with lounge seating
  • Dedicated Competition with 7 Gaming PCs
  • Dedicated Streaming Room with Casting Desk, Casters Camera, and Green screen for students to commentate, produce and broadcast their teammates’ matches

The Arena hosts a variety of esports and gaming programs and events. It also provides an additional event space on campus for students and campus organizations.

 

Why offer esports?

Esports is not just about play. It’s also about work. According to most projections, esports will generate more than $1 billion in revenue in 2021. Playing esports allows students to prepare to fill roles in this growing industry. Career opportunities in this exciting field include:

  • Event management
  • Marketing and communications
  • Coaching and education
  • Software and network engineers
  • Graphic designer
  • Journalist

students compete in an esports tournamentEsports also helps students to develop soft skills that employers value most. “Esports provides students with the opportunity to sharpen their communication abilities as they work together in teams to win competitive matches,” says Lynne Coy-Ogan, EdD, senior vice president for academic affairs and provost. “We see this esports initiative as another way we can help ensure students are job ready after graduation since it will provide valuable teamwork experiences where students can both succeed and learn from challenges.”

 

Currently supported intercollegiate teams

  • Rocket League
  • Overwatch
  • League of Legends
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  • VALORANT

Follow Husson University Esports on Twitch and cheer on our teams! 

 

Interested in participating?

For more information about Husson Esports, fill out this form and the Esports Coordinator will reach out with more information.

For more information

Name
Phone and Email Address
AJ Kool AJ Kool
Esports Coordinator
207.941.7673
koola@husson.edu
115 Darling Learning Center
Husson University
1 College Circle
Bangor, Maine 04401
Andy Michaud Andy Michaud
Assistant Esports Coordinator
207.941.7672
michaudand@husson.edu
126D Darling Learning Center
Husson University
1 College Circle
Bangor, Maine 04401