Varsity eSports at Boise State
- eSports at Boise State University
The Department of Educational Technology is home to Varsity eSports, competitive intercollegiate videogame teams in League of Legends, Overwatch, Heroes of the Storm, Rocket League, and Hearthstone.
- Fall 2018 Tryouts Announced
Auditions for the 2018 Varsity Teams will take place August 10-16. Players must register to get more information.
- Hearthstone Qualifies for National Championships
Onionrings, Bawrkers, and ForTheHorde Qualify for Boise State's FIRST eSports Championship run, competing on May 19-20th in Burbank. Watch the Hearthstone Recap.
- MWC Championships Sizzle Reel
- ESPN: Boise State’s Borland shines under bright lights
The Broncos' captain is one of the few women in the world -- yes, the world -- with a leading role on an esports team. And yes, she earned it. READ the article about Maggie from ESPN
- College eSports Book
Dr. Shelton and Dr. Haskell have their book College eSports: What You Need to Know ready to download. "Click on image"
Boise State hosts competitive videogame teams (eSports) as an officially sanctioned varsity activity for undergraduate and graduate students. Teams are recruited and selected from current students who have part or full-time status at Boise State University. They compete in intercollegiate play as part of the National Association of Collegiate eSports (NACe).
Teams compete in the NACe regular season against member schools and selected tournaments from TESPA, uLOL, Collegiate Star League (CSL), and other organizations as part of intercollegiate play. With more than 50 schools, Boise State competes nationally against schools like Utah, UC Irvine, Arizona State, Miami, and others including current and passed Collegiate League of Legends National Champions Maryville University and Robert Morris University.
Games selected for the inaugural eSports season include League of Legends, Overwatch, Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm, and Rocket League. Other games will be added. When possible, Boise State eSports will host multiple teams in each game in a tiered system to allow for development, coaching, and advancement. When a tournament permits, multiple teams may participate. This is unique to eSports and creates the opportunity to build skills and expertise.
The program and eSports Arena (Education Building) is hosted by the Department of Educational Technology with directors Dr. Chris Haskell and Dr. Brett Shelton supported by faculty advisors and student leaders for each of the different eSports.
Boise State eSports is also be seeking talents around eSports including casters, strategists, and creatives who love the eSports world. This includes graphic artist, video creatives, writers, social media experts, and more. Boise State eSports players stream via Twitch.
If you’re interested in being a player, please complete this short survey. If you would like more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
What more can you do?
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- Stay connected Follow on Twitter @eSportsBSU
- Follow on Insta @eSportsBSU
- Like https://www.twitch.tv/boisestateuniversity
May 03 2018
In its inaugural year, the Boise State Hearthstone team qualified from the round of 16
May 03 2018
Tryouts will be held August 10-16, 2018. School starts on August 20th. The following weekend we will
Jan 02 2018
The Esports Battleground, a 24-seat state of the art gaming arena is now open to
Jan 02 2018
Tryouts for the first Boise State University varsity League of Legends team were held the
Dec 12 2017
Overwatch will be holding tryouts to select 14 players for the spring varsity season. Players