Varsity Esports Program

Championship-driven

League of Legends, one of the most popular video games of all-time, is the college’s inaugural title in its new Varsity Esports Program.

Becker, well-known for its game design program, is the first college in Massachusetts to offer scholarships to varsity esports student athletes.

Building on the success and growth of the college’s esports club, Becker seeks to become a championship-driven varsity esports powerhouse. Student athletes will have access to state-of-the-art equipment, services and facilities, as well as experienced staff and online training through Gamer Sensei, the world’s top source for esports coaches.

Beginning in fall 2018, scholarships of up to $5,000 per year may be awarded to select student-athletes based on criteria such as academics, ability, communication skills, fit and role.

For more information about the Varsity Esports Program, please email esports@becker.edu, complete an application indicating an interest in esports or follow us on Twitter.

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Becker’s Varsity Esports Program works closely with the college’s esports club. The club supports a variety of games including League of Legends, Overwatch, Hearthstone and others.

For more information about the esports club, please follow it on Facebook, Twitter, Twitch, or Discord and visit Campus Life.

Not a player?

Students interested in esports marketing, event and tournament planning, management, community, business development, production, broadcasting, streaming and content creation are also welcome to explore the college’s new Bachelor of Science in Esports Management or join the esports club.


What we play

Future

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2018 Special

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Who we are

League of Legends roster – Fall 2018

Blue Team

  • Andrew Beaulieu ’20
  • Brandon Coulombe ’21
  • James Rankin ’20
  • Brandon Stempler ’20 – Captain
  • Tyler Godfroy ‘ 20

White Team – in formation

  • Joseph Frangiosa ’20

SMITE roster – Fall 2018 Special

Blue Team

  • Austin Albertson ’20
  • Jeffrey “Jefe” Lopera ’20 – Captain
  • Nick Marino ’20
  • Ryan Ekker ’20
  • Cameron Donahue ’20
  • Marco Diaz II ’20

Staff

  • Timothy Loew, varsity esports program general manager, esports club advisor and executive director of the Massachusetts Digital Games Institute (MassDiGI)
  • Donald Desrochers, varsity esports coordinator, program director for interactive media design studios and camps and graphic design instructor

Coaching

Association

  • Independent

Upcoming competitions

  • Fall 2018 Upsurge ML – LoL Blue Team
  • Fall 2018 NACE Championship for SMITE – SMITE Blue Team
  • Fall 2018 CSL CLOL Pre-Season – LoL Blue Team
  • Fall 2018 CSL JV1/2 – LoL White Team
  • Winter/Spring 2019 CLOL – LoL Blue Team

Past competitions

  • Spring 2018 AVGL Collegiate LoL – Club Team
  • Winter 2017-2018 CSL JV1 – Club Team
  • Fall 2017 Becker College Saturday Summit – Club Team
    • Becker hosted Emerson College, Brown University and University of Oregon

Our sponsors & community partners

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If you are interested in becoming a sponsor or community partner, please contact Timothy Loew.


Facilities, services and equipment

  • Dedicated esports lab
  • ORIGIN PC computers
  • BenQ displays, Das mechanical keyboards, HyperX headsets and Logitech mice
  • DXRacer ergonomic gaming chairs
  • Archon Clothing uniforms
  • Professional staff
  • Wellness center and health services

Announcements and upcoming schedule

  • ROLLING OPEN TRYOUTS – Register for fall 2018 League of Legends varsity team rolling open tryouts here.

Recent news

  • Becker to compete in Upsurge Esports Fall Tournament
    Published on September 19, 2018 by Becker College
    The Becker College Varsity Esports Program League of Legends (LoL) blue team will kick-off its 2018-2019 season by competing in the Eastern Division Upsurge Esports LoL Minor League Tournament…
  • Gaming giant ZAM Network backs Becker Varsity Esports Program
    Published on August 28, 2018 by Becker College
    The Becker College Varsity Esports Program is partnering with ZAM Network, a leading entertainment company that reaches over 20 million gamers a month through its popular game websites. ZAM Network is a sponsor for the college’s inaugural varsity esports season…
  • Esports explosion leads to new Becker College program
    Published on August 9, 2018 by Worcester Magazine
    Remember when your parents would yell at you to put down the Atari or Nintendo and do your homework or get outside? Video games, they may have said, won’t help you graduate. Who knew? Nowadays, making or playing video games could very well get you through college…
  • First Massachusetts college will launch varsity esports program, award scholarships
    Published on June 18, 2018 by Dot Esports
    Becker College in central Massachusetts has an internationally-ranked game design program, so it’s a natural extension for the college to expand into esports. It’s the first college in Massachusetts to offer esports scholarships…
  • Becker College: At the forefront of collegiate esports
    Published on March 22, 2018 by Collegiate Starleague (CSL)
    There’s no mistaking it: Esports has gotten pretty big over the years. Each year, we see bigger tournaments with fatter prize pools. From scholarships to clubs, schools have played a large part in aiding the esports scene just as they have for physical sports for decades…
  • Inside the booming, billion-dollar business of esports
    Published on February 17, 2018 by CBS This Morning
    In this CBS report, Becker College sophomore Joe Frangiosa talks about esports and the business of games. Frangiosa is studying game development at Becker and is a member of the college’s League of Legends team…
  • Becker esports wins debut competition
    Published on January 16, 2018 by becker.edu
    Becker College’s esports club team won its debut competition in the League of Legend’s Collegiate Starleague (CSL). The Hawks defeated Three Rivers…
  • Colleges seek edge in esports with free coaching for students
    Published on November 7, 2017 by BostInno
    As colleges and universities increasingly enter the world of collegiate competitive video gaming, some are finding a way to give their students and teams a distinct advantage: free esports coaching from the pros…

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General eligibility snapshot

  • Must be enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student.
  • Must make satisfactory academic progress and maintain a minimum GPA.
  • Must be a student in good standing across the college community.
  • Must be committed, mannered, disciplined and responsible.
  • Must follow program rules and regulations.

* Subject to change. Please contact esports@becker.edu for more information.