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Esports at IWU

The Illinois Wesleyan Esports program offers a supportive and diverse environment for students to train, compete, and pursue their passions. Each team competes on a national level to represent the school through different tournaments and leagues. We currently field teams in League of Legends, VALORANT, Rocket League, Overwatch and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. 

Facility Tour

IWU Esports Facility Unveiling with former director Callum Fletcher.

Media Opportunities

Join our student worker team and get involved in casting, production, graphic design and content creation! Our broadcast studio and content room are equipped with everything you need to take your production to the next level or even learn from the ground up!

The esports media broadcast space includes high-quality microphones and a camera for media opportunities for students

Esports Arena

Students have their own space on campus to practice, preform, review and have fun after class! Our facility features two floors with Varsity, Academy, and free-play stations for all students.

The Esports Arena is a two-floor building on campus dedicated entirely to our esports teams and free-play stations for all students

The Coliseum

The Coliseum is our premier competition space where our players can perform at their best in a quiet and comfortable environment.

The Coliseum is the the premier competition space for our Esports teams


About the Coaches

Illinois Wesleyan University Esports coaches are responsible for the growth and development of their roster. Each varsity title has its own dedicated coach. The coaches at Illinois Wesleyan University approach coaching with an individual and team orientated mindset. They look at how the best training can be individualized to increase growth and development while still adhering to the overall objectives for the team.

Players will practice with their coach and team for 10-15 hours each week. Players will analyze game footage with their coach and formulate a plan to improve various aspects of their game. Our coaches focus on individual player mechanics, team mechanics, strategy, and mentality. The teams will practice with and against their fellow students, other universities, and the online communities within each game.


Cora Kennedy - Director of Esports

Department - E-sports