Winthrop University: Esports

Winthrop Esports

Winthrop is proud to be the home of one of the fastest-growing, winningest esports programs in the country. Established in 2019, our program was one of the first varsity esports programs in Division I athletics, and has since burst onto the scene, winning two national championships within the first 18 months.  

As Winthrop continues to be a major force in the sport, we are expanding our program to include JV and club divisions, providing an inclusive environment for gamers of all levels of experience and interest. Here, our esports athletes pursue their passion for gaming all while earning a world-class education, as Winthrop is the #6 public university in the south according to US News & World Report.

Fast Facts

  • 2

      National Championships

  • 8

      Major Tournament Championships and Appearances

  • Scholarships available for varsity level players

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Now Recruiting!
Varsity | JV | Club

If you are interested in attending Winthrop and joining our esports community, contact us at

Follow us on Twitter: @WinthropEsports

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Upcoming Events

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Rock the Winds: 2-day Smash/Rivals event

$10,000 pot bonus!
March 25-26, 2023
14523 Carowinds Blvd., Charlotte, NC
Hosted by Winthrop Esports. Follow @RocktheWinds on Twitter for all event updates and registration information.
Rules & Registration

Last Updated: 2/28/23