eSports@IWU provides a competitive yet supportive gaming environment. Players hone
their skills with the help of a seasoned coach and some of the best players in the
world. We are dedicated to recruiting the best eSport athletes in the world. Let us know if you are interested in the program.
Illinois Wesleyan University will be offering scholarship opportunities as it begins
recruiting for the team’s debut season in the 2017-18 academic year. In addition to
scholarships, the university will offer free room and board for the fall semester
to new applicants that are accepted onto the team by August 26, 2017. Learn more about scholarship opportunities.
Players will be placed on competitive rosters and receive coaching assistance in preparation
for professional league play from a full-time coach. Illinois Wesleyan belongs to
two competitive college eSport leagues: Learn more about the NACE and TESPA leagues.
League of Legends
A fast-paced, competitive online game that blends the speed and intensity of an RTS
with RPG elements. Two teams of powerful champions, each with a unique design and
play style, battle head-to-head across multiple battlefields and game modes.
A turn-based card game between two opponents, using constructed decks of thirty cards
along with a selected hero with a unique power. Players use mana crystals to cast
spells or summon minions to attack the opponent, with the goal to reduce the opponent
hero's health to zero.
A team-based multiplayer first-person shooter video game. Overwatch assigns players
into two teams of six, with each player selecting one of 24 pre-defined hero characters
with unique movement, attributes, and abilities whose roles are divided into four
categories: Offense, Defense, Tank, and Support.