VARSITY PROGRAM

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.

 

 

FAQ

Which games are being played in the 2020/2021 season?

Mizzou Esports has fielded rosters for Overwatch, League of Legends and Rocket League for the 2020-2021 academic year.

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

Will Mizzou Esports add a roster for Valorant?

Mizzou Esports leadership is closely monitoring the excitement behind Valorant’s release. No immediate decisions will be made until Fall 2020, at the earliest.

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.