Illinois Wesleyan University Esports

eSports Tournament

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, Rocket League, Overwatch, Fortnite and Super Smash Bros.

The Esports program trains within our state-of-the-art facility on campus. The two stand alone facility houses over 50 computers, a competition room, broadcast studio, conference room, and two student lounges.

We’re committed to bringing in and supporting the most talented players and creating a powerhouse in the world of collegiate esports. If you're interested in playing for us, please fill out the interest form on the list to the left.

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About the Coach

Illinois Wesleyan University Esports coaches are responsible for the growth and development of their roster. The coaches at Illinois Wesleyan University approach coaching with an individual and team orientated approach. 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 20 hours each week. Players will analyze game footage of their play with the 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 team will practice against each other, other students, other universities, and the online community within League of Legends. 

In the News

Let us know if you are interested in the program.

WEEK-TV Esports at IWU

Read the Pantagraph article about IWU Esports.

Read our press release.

Illinois Wesleyan University unveils its Arena