Varsity Esports Program

Coming this fall

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, launching Fall 2018.

Becker, internationally-ranked for its game design major, 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 esports powerhouse. Student athletes will have access to state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, as well as experienced staff and online training through Gamer Sensei, the world’s top source for esports coaching.

Scholarships of up to $5,000 per year will be awarded to select student-athletes based on ability, academics, communication skills and playing position.

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

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 Student Affairs Campus Activities & Student Leadership.

Not a player?

Students interested in esports marketing, event and tournament planning, management, business development, broadcasting 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

2019

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2018

league of legends logo

2019

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Who we are

League of Legends roster – current

  • Andrew Beaulieu '20
  • Brandon Coulombe '21
  • Joseph Frangiosa '20
  • James Rankin '20
  • Brandon Stempler '20 – captain

Staff

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

Coaching

Association

  • Independent

Recent competitions

  • 2018 AVGL Collegiate LoL
  • 2017-2018 CSL JV1
  • 2017 Becker College Saturday Summit
    • Becker hosted Emerson College, Brown University and University of Oregon

Our partners & sponsors

gamer sensei logo

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


Facilities & equipment

  • Dedicated practice and scrimmage lab
  • Origin and Dell computer equipment
  • Advanced ergonomic gaming chairs
  • State-of-the-art keyboards, mice and headsets
  • Wellness center

Upcoming schedule & events

  • Online info session – June 28, 2018, 11:00 A.M.
  • Online info session – July 26, 2018, 3:00 P.M.
  • Info session at the Colleen C. Barrett Center, Lobby Lounge, 80 William St., Worcester – August 30, 2018, 4:00 P.M

To register for these events, please email: esports@becker.edu.


Recent news

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.