East Tennessee State University has launched a varsity esports program that recruited and formed teams in the spring of 2020 and is gearing up for their third season of national competition this semester (Fall 2022).
ETSU’s varsity teams compete against other universities in League of Legends, Rocket League, Overwatch, and Overwatch 2. Additionally, on the academic side of esports, ETSU is proud to offer a graduate certificate in Esports Management.
Our Esports program features a brand new state-of-the-art training facility. Designed to provide the best esports experience in the region for both competitor and viewer alike.
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The CAVE Esports Arena
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Our New State-of-the-Art Facility
Tournament Arena - The Cave
The Cave has been an iconic part of ETSU life for decades, now, following a two-year, multimillion-dollar renovation, it will become The CAVE Esports Arena! The facility will be the center of video gaming on campus and the region. Completely re-thought and designed for console, PC, and live board gaming, The Cave’s central attraction is the new ETSU Esports Video Wall measuring a massive 32 feet to accommodate a variety of public display needs, including presentation of gameplay for LIVE esports tournaments!
TOURNAMENTS WITH FULL COVERAGE!
Regular video gaming tournaments will be scheduled in the Cave by both the team and campus gaming organization! Team tournament coverage will be streamed live, complete with live, on-site, play by play announcing on TWITCH.TV and displayed on the massive VIDEO WALL!
Private Practice Facility in the Cave: ‘Der Rathskeller’
ETSU Esport team members will have a dedicated training facility in the center of the Cave Esports Arena equipped with 14 top of the line performance PCs and an audio visual display that can allow coaches to spotlight each player's machine on a central monitor for review and instruction.
Open Gaming in The Cave
Make no mistake, The Cave is dedicated to open gaming for all students with many table stations equipped with power and internet and nooks featuring monitors waiting for you to plug in! A central hub will be devoted to high end gaming PCs.
THE FUTURE IS HERE! Start your legend with ETSU Esports!
More About Esports at ETSU
ETSU Announces varsity Esports
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- Volunteer at esports events
- Find out more about gaming clubs at ETSU
- Help with esports casting
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