Get your game on... Virginia Wesleyan University's co-ed club esports program offers students the chance to participate in video game competitions at the collegiate level. VWU is a member of the National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE), and will begin competing with local and national teams as early as January 2020.
Program and Facilities
VWU esports is staffed by Program Director/Coach Chris Davis and Coach Glenn Johnson. The Marlin Esports Arena in the Jane P. Batten Student Center is equipped with 17 high-end gaming PCs featuring ASUS Prime Z390-P motherboards, Intel 9th Gen i7 processors, 16GB ADATA Gammix RAM, MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Armor GPUs, and MSI Optix 24-inch gaming monitors.
Teams of 3-6 members are anticipated, depending on the game. Students are invited to play based on interest and tryouts are held.
Interested students should complete the Virginia Wesleyan Esports Interest Form.
Today’s fastest growing global sport and a billion-dollar industry, esports is quickly expanding to college campuses across the country. Esports opens up pathways for countless careers—it’s not just being a player or a game designer, it's everything in between, including marketing, media and communication, business management, coaching, creative writing and storytelling, and more.