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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, and fielding over 400 teams in 12 different game titles.


New Esports Arena

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

  • 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 not only offers competition for those interested in gaming, but also teaches students about the esports industry and teaches soft skills that can be useful in preparing for a professional career. According to projections, "the global esports market was valued at just over $1.38 billion USD. Additionally, the esports industry's global market revenue was forecast to grow to as much as 1.87 billion U.S. dollars in 2025." (Statista) Some career opportunities in esports include: 


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

Esports 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

  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (3v3 Crew Battles)
  • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege
  • NBA2K
  • Overwatch 2
  • Rocket League
  • Splatoon 3
  • Madden
  • League of Legends
  • Call of Duty
  • Fortnite (Duos & Trios)
  • Apex Legends

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





Interested in participating?

If you are interested in competing or participating on our Esports team, fill out this form and we will reach out to you with more information.

For more information

Phone and Email Address
AJ Kool AJ Kool
Esports Coordinator
126D Darling Learning Center
Husson University
1 College Circle
Bangor, Maine 04401