Stout Esports

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The University of Wisconsin-Stout is currently developing a varsity esports pilot program for fall 2020.

The program will offer students an opportunity to compete for Stout against more than 150 other colleges universities across the country. Games represented in the pilot program tentatively include League of Legends and Overwatch

Over the next year, the university will be addressing topics such as building an esports arena, student athlete recruitment, and connections to academic programs and student organizations. 


National Association of Collegiate Esports

UW-Stout is joining the National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE), a nonprofit membership association of over 150 colleges & universities and 3,000+ student athletes across the United States.

Founded in 2016, NACE's mission is to promote the education and development of students through intercollegiate esports participation. NACE brings teams together for their fall and spring seasons for dozens of games like Counterstrike, Overwatch, League of Legends, and Rocket League. As of January 2018, over 94% of all varsity esports programs in the U.S. are members of NACE, with that number rapidly increasing in response to the growing market.

The Stout Game Expo gives students a chance to showcase games they've developed to fellow students and industry partners. / UW-Stout photo by Brett T. Roseman

Connect with Esports

League of Legends artwork in hero image contributed by Riot Games.