Ready to take gaming to the next level?

At Wilkes, you can and you will.

In our competitive esports program, you will not only take your game to the next level, but help shape and design the team. What are you looking for in esports? Don't just tell us – be part of it.

Esports at Wilkes is housed in our cutting-edge Digital Design and Media Art program. If you have a love for gaming, emerging technologies, graphic design or art, then you will enjoy a slew of opportunities to prepare you to dominate in esports and in the career of your dreams. Just ask our Wilkes grad Joey Grandinetti, who now works for Activision designing User Interface for Call of Duty.

Wilkes has an esports program that leans on the knowledge and opportunities of career-focused majors and faculty experts in the arts and design field. But don’t worry – esports is open to students of all majors and interests.

Get Involved

Follow the Action!

Check out live matches, watch streams and get other esports updates by following Wilkes Esports on Twitch and Instagram!

Esports at Wilkes

Students in the Wilkes Esports center playing Rocket League
Students in the Wilkes Esports center playing Overwatch
Wilkes Esports player

Our Games

Wilkes officially competes in the following games:

  • Overwatch
  • League of Legends
  • Rocket League
  • Super Smash Bros.

We're always open to expand and add new games to our roster!

In addition to our dedicated esports facility, gaming terminals are located around campus for practicing or fun and for anyone who likes to game. Look for them in Evans Hall, University Towers and Roth Hall.

Designed for Competition

Our 1,100 square-foot facility features 17 gaming terminals with LED uplighting, using Spectrum Esports Evolution Tables and Spectrum ES Xpressions Chairs. Two mega screens and a “shout casting” station let fans and fellow players follow the action.

Tech Details

  • Geforce 3070 RTX graphics card
  • Lenovo Legion T5 Core I7 2.1 GHz – 32 GB ram and 1TB hard drive
  • LG UltraGear 27” Full HD 120hz LED Monitor - enjoy crisp visuals, sharp clarity and an IPS display with a 1ms response time.
  • Logitech Gaming G613 Keyboard - features LIGHTSPEED wireless technology for super-fast and multi-host connectivity.
  • Logitech Gaming G502 (Hero) Mouse - 11 customizable buttons and downloadable software ensure accurate gaming performance.
  • Logitech G Pro Headset - designed for esports pros, this headset keeps you comfortable through marathon training and competition sessions with incredibly accurate audio and a pro-tuned, detachable boom mic with windscreen and pop filter for crystal clear comms.

Our gaming center is located in the heart of the Simms Center on Main, home to the Sidhu School of Business, Starbucks and the McHale Athletic Center which boasts a walking track and rock wall and hosts a variety of campus events.

Want to Get Involved?

Whether you're interested in...

  • Competing against other collegiate-level players in your game or games of choice.
  • Getting experience in design and broadcast production roles, such as cameraperson, production assistant, and live shoutcaster.
  • Assisting as a competition manager, a paid student workstudy position that helps the team navigate eligibility requirements and other competition standards.

We have a spot on the team for you! Contact our Esports Team Manager, Robert Eskra, or complete the short form below to get in touch.

Robert Eskra

Esports Manager
Discord: @fpskra

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