Gaming is more than a hobby — it represents community, competition, and passion. Accordingly, Coker University is moving to the forefront of collegiate esports with a varsity team and unparalleled opportunities for students to take their skills to the next level.

Now Recruiting Talent for the Following 2018-19 Rosters:

  • League of Legends — a competitive, team-based strategy game

  • Overwatch — a multiplayer game of modern warfare

  • Hearthstone — a fast-paced, turn-based online card game

A New and Growing Playing Field

As a member of the National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE), Coker University is part of a rapidly expanding community with a massive fanbase. Our investments in top-notch equipment, facilities, and coaching staff reflect our desire to help students hone their talents and develop valuable life skills such as innovation, strategic thinking, and dedication. Coker University is pleased to offer scholarship opportunities, allowing experienced players to offset the cost of their college education through playing the game they love.

A Tradition of Excellence

Students who participate in esports at Coker are a vital member of Cobra varsity athletics and are held to the same values of excellence in the gaming arena, classroom, and campus community.  Students have very structured schedules for academics and esports involvement. Coaches oversee regular practices, match play, and tournaments, but also support their players in regular study hours and maintaining high GPA standards. While many colleges offer club esports, Coker College's varsity program is committed to giving students a global reach, helping them grow their following, and expanding their future opportunities.

A Rewarding College Experience

Our esports athletes are students first, enjoying a mix of challenging, engaging academics and exciting activities. There is no right or wrong degree for a gamer. Some are passionate about computer science and related high-tech fields; however, esports players can pursue meaningful careers through a variety of different degree programs. Coker University offers big opportunities in a small, close-knit community where students are known and supported. Our 21st century approach to education emphasizes technology, connection, and hands-on learning.

Become a Pioneer of College Esports

ESPN calls esports "the next big thing" in college athletics. As part of Coker University's inaugural varsity esports team, you'll make valuable contributions to our program as we continue to recruit skilled players and grow the Cobra esports brand. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience to bring passion for your game to college life and prepare for an exciting future. If you're ready to learn more, contact our Director of Esports and fill out a prospective student-athlete form today.