Competitive, organized video gaming (esports) is coming to Carroll University! Esports will debut in the fall of 2020, with a dedicated gaming space in the Campus Center, where Carroll students can compete, practice and watch the latest video games being played.
Organized, competitive video gaming is booming on college campuses and Carroll is excited to join the esports world. Like traditional sports, players join together to form teams for each game and compete against other teams from other universities. Carroll University will offer both recreational and varsity team esports opportunities in our new dedicated gaming facility, the Carroll Esports Center, where students can connect with other gamers here on campus and across the world.
The Carroll Esports Center will be the hub for all things esports on campus, filled with state-of-the-art gaming PCs and gaming consoles–all available for recreational use by Carroll students. The center will offer a library of both PC and console games for students to check out and play.
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Ready to take your gaming to the next level? Carroll University’s esports team will offer dedicated coaching, analysis and support. The team will belong to the National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE) and will compete regularly in Tespa, Collegiate Starleague and other competitive leagues. Esports is a part of University Recreation and Wellness at Carroll.
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Carroll Esports will be a place for students of all different majors and backgrounds who are interested in playing a certain game competitively or those who are interested in building a community around video game competition.
Intramural leagues and tournaments will allow Carroll students to test and hone their skills in an exciting and supportive environment and potentially make their way to our competitive varsity team.
Joe Loomis was named as Carroll's first head esports coach in October, 2019. Loomis, who serves as an area director for the Office of Residence Life, will oversee day-to-day administration of the program's recruiting and the hiring of analysts for competitive games. He will also provide oversight of the Carroll Esports Center and recreational esport leagues.
For more information about the Carroll Esports Center as well as recreational and competitive gaming at Carroll University, email Head Esports Coach Joe Loomis, fill out the prospective esports questionnaire, or call 262.524.6802.
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