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Our Program

Mizzou is the 3rd Power 5 School and first SEC school to join the National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE) and we are investing heavily into esports like no other school. The team will practice and compete in more than 5,000 square feet of dedicated space in Center Hall, making it one of the largest university gaming facilities in the nation. Our scholarship teams will compete in Overwatch, Rocket League, and League of Legends in the inaugural year.

Mizzou Esports offers a Division I and SEC experience that no other esports program in the country can match. As a Tier 1 and AAU research university, we have the IT infrastructure and budget to offer the best gaming experience possible with current technology.

Esports is the fastest growing sport with a global audience reaching almost 500 million fans annually. The program will be led by head coach and general manager Kevin Reape. Reape has been at Mizzou since 2010, first as a student and then as a staff member in Student Affairs.

Getting Involved

Mizzou Esports is developing the greatest program in the country, and to do that we need the best players, content creators, streamers, casters, and so much more. If you think you would be a good fit for our program, complete our interest form.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which games will be played in the inaugural year?

Mizzou Esports will be competing in Overwatch and League of Legends in our first year. More games and teams will be added in the near future.

Will Mizzou Esports ever add a CS:GO and/or Call of Duty team?

Due to the realistic and graphic nature of FPS games like CS:GO and Call of Duty, we are not currently planning to develop teams that are dedicated to these games.

What academic opportunities are available with Mizzou Esports?

The professional world of esports is growing every day, and Mizzou Esports is positioned to offer a hands-on experience to prepare future leaders in the space like no other university can. Some of the opportunities that will be available include:

  • Online broadcasting/Streaming
  • Video production
  • Documentary journalism
  • Sports journalism
  • Marketing/Branding
  • Social Media
  • Computer Science
  • Data Analysis

What are you looking for in a team member of Mizzou Esports?

Team members of Mizzou Esports embody the University of Missouri values (Respect, Responsibility, Discovery and Excellence) in everything they do. Our student athletes are among the best in the classroom and in the games they play. Athletes must be teachable, positive, and always show a willingness to improve.