Beginning Fall 2019 Edinboro will launch its Varsity eSports Program!
We’re looking for players ready to challenge the most competitive gamers in the world on our new team.
Led by Director Chris Rhodes, Edinboro’s team will be one of fewer than 100 eSports programs in the country—and the only one in Western Pennsylvania.
Why eSports at Edinboro?
Builds on our nationally ranked programs like gaming and virtual world development1, as well as animation2.
The chance to be a part of a team and compete against some of the top gamers in the world.
A mentally challenging experience in game play and strategy.
The opportunity to participate in an innovative and growing sports trend.
(1) Animation Career Review placed Edinboro’s Bachelor of Science in Computer Science – Game and Virtual World Development track 24th nationally among public schools and colleges and 20th on the East Coast in its 2016 listing of the best game design programs in the United States.
(2) Edinboro’s Animation and Computer Animation programs ranked 22nd on the East Coast and 27th among public colleges and universities nationwide in Animation Career Review’s 2017 listing of the best animation programs in the United States.
The eSports team is part of the Edinboro Athletics program. Team members will need to meet the same academic eligibility and related requirements as every other student-athlete at the University. Edinboro will also be forming a Living Learning Community (LLC) in our residence halls just for eSports team members and supporters.