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Dec 9, 2022
Gallaudet University now has a varsity esports program, and as a member of the National Association of Collegiate Esports, they play teams from all over the country. Students, staff, and faculty can also participate in the program for fun.
Our students, staff, and faculty will have free access to our top-of-the-line gaming equipment and plenty of room to play.*
1,850 sq ft of open space in the arena and 350 sq ft of private varsity practice room located on the second floor of Ely Center.
The three most popular developers within collegiate esports are: Riot Games | Blizzard | Epic Games
One of the fastest-growing sports on the planet, our esports program will provide our students with the skills needed to succeed in a fast-growing industry.
Over 160 member colleges and universities, and more than 5,000 participating student-athletes.
Over 474 million esports fans around the world.
More than 8 million active streamers on Twitch. Discord has more than 140 million active users each month and 300 million registered accounts.
The first and only deaf-led collegiate esports program, with deaf students competing all over the country.
The first and only collegiate esports program where communication is primarily in American Sign Language.
The first and only collegiate esports team and program in Gallaudet history.
The esports program is great for students who want to play games for fun or to compete. It is also great for students who want to learn about event management, communications, game design, coaching… or just be part of a growing field. Grow in these areas:
Many of our students have been playing esports since they were young, and now they can combine their love of esports, play with deaf peers, use their deaf gain to compete with other students from different colleges, and expand their academic goals.
The requirement to play sports is just 2.0 GPA but our student-athletes typically do much better than the general student population due to an excellent, structured environment and support from our coaches and peers.
The National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE) is the largest and oldest nonprofit membership association organized and led by colleges and universities interested in the growth of varsity esports. As the only organization of its kind, NACE provides the structure and tools needed for our members to advance collegiate esports in the varsity space.
Gallaudet University, chartered in 1864, is a private university for deaf and hard of hearing students.
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