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.
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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.