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When it comes to gaming at UW-Stout, esports is just the beginning. Stout offers numerous opportunities for gaming. Whether its PC gaming, tabletop gaming, or even making games of your own, we have something for everyone. Explore the student organizations connected to Stout Esports below.

People's Organization of Network Gaming

The People’s Organization of Network Gaming, or “PONG” is a student organization made up of students, alumni, and friends that love games. Founded in 2001, PONG hosts 4 to 6 LAN Parties per academic year, run by PONG’s student executive board. These LAN events run for 48 hours and include activities such as tournaments, group activities, and prize drawings.

PONG Group Photo
PONG "VALHALLAN" Group Photo taken on February 15th, 2020.


Blue Devil Smash

Blue Devil Smash (BDS) is a student organization for everyone who loves fighting games. BDS holds weekly meetings that welcome both the casual and competitive fighting game enthusiast, as well as tournaments at PONG events for games like Smash Ultimate, Smash Melee, and Tekken 7.

Tabletop Gaming

Tabletop Gaming (TTG) is a student organization for anyone who loves board games, card games, or ropleplay games. TTG holds weekly meetings in UW-Stout's library for all kinds of games, as well as D&D campaigns that meet weekly during the semester.

Club members playing One Night Werewolf