Mizzou is just the 3rd Power 5 School and first in the SEC to join the National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE) and has invested heavily into esports like few schools have, and because of that we offer a Division I experience that no other esports program in the country can match. Our teams practice and compete in the 5,000-square-foot MSI Training Facility on campus, making it one of the largest university gaming facilities in the nation. Our scholarship players compete in Overwatch, Rocket League, and League of Legends, and have seen tremendous success in the inaugural year of competition. Rocket League won the NACE Rocket League Championship in Atlanta, Georgia in November 2019, Overwatch was one of 12 teams to be invited to compete in the Tespa Varsity Invitational, and League of Legends competes in the RSAA-sanctioned Midwest Esports Conference, traveling to universities in Kansas, Iowa, Illinois and Missouri for our regular season matches. The program’s cumulative GPA in the fall 2019 semester was a 3.08.
The program is led by general manager Kevin Reape. Reape has been at Mizzou since 2010, first as a student and then as a staff member in Student Affairs.