Esports

ESPORTS


In 2017, EAE created one of the first varsity-level esports program from any school in a Power Five athletic conference. With strong support from EAE, the University of Utah is leading the nation in collegiate esports, fielding an initial roster competing across four established games. Supported by sports psychologists, nutrition and wellness coaches, and cognitive and behavioral trainers the Utah esports team is Game On.

EAE is one of the top programs in the world in innovative games education. Our research tackles the hardest challenges for the future of games. Our student athletes break new ground. We lead as thinkers, makers, and players.

At EAE, we put play to work.

Eligibility Requirements


Qualifications are subject to change, the current guidelines are as follows:

  • Must be enrolled as full time students – 12 credits/semester or 24 credits over Fall, Spring, and Summer
  • Must maintain a nominal GPA
  • Must progress 20% of degree with each season
  • Eligible for 4 seasons of play within 5 years from first full time enrollment
  • Utah esports is a school sponsored amateur program. Any prize money won by official University teams will be returned to esports program scholarship fund.
WHAT ARE VARSITY ESPORTS?

Varsity esports is a school run and sponsored organization that provides students the opportunity to represent their school in competitive gaming.

WHAT DIFFERENTIATES YOU FROM THE BTN?

We are a school run and operated program that will be composed of multiple titles, not in conjunction with a publisher.

WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO ACCOMPLISH?

We are looking to establish a permanent home for gamers in our community to represent their University in an official capacity with activities they feel passionate about.

SCHOLARSHIPS?

We are currently offering partial scholarships, and we continue to work towards filling in the gap.

HOW WILL YOU BE RECRUITING?

Initially, players interested in League of Legends will need to reach out to us via the form here.

If you are interested in another esport please check back for other forms.

WHAT ARE THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS?

Qualifications are subject to change, the current guidelines are as follows:

  •  Must be enrolled as full time students – 12 credits/semester or 24 credits over Fall, Spring, and Summer
  •  Must maintain a nominal GPA
  •  Must progress 20% of degree with each season
  •  Eligible for 4 seasons of play within 5 years from first full time enrollment
  •  Utah esports is a school sponsored amateur program. Any prize money won by official University teams will be returned to esports program scholarship fund.