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

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 #5 public university in the south according to US News & World Report.

Esports Opportunities

Whatever game you're into, you'll find a home here.

Available Teams & Roles

  • League of Legends
  • Valorant
  • Overwatch
  • Smash Bros.
  • Video Editing
  • Graphic Design
  • Stream Production
  • Casting
  • Social Media Management
  • And more!

Financial Aid assistance is available.


News & Announcements

Two Winthrop Valorant players fist bump after winning a game

Winthrop Esports 1st College Team to Qualify for Prestigious Tournament

Winthrop Esports is the first collegiate Valorant team to qualify for the prestigious Valorant Challengers 2024 tournament. According to head coach Josh Sides, the tournament is considered the second-tier of professional competition, and the Eagles will face both independent and professional-affiliated teams.

Winthrop League of Legends Team in the arena with text that reads 2-1 SLU Champions.
                           Trixter, Sword, Chookies, Mobility, Denathor, Gabrielle, Artemis

WULoL Earns Another Tournament Championship at the Sixty Six Games

Winthrop brought home another trophy after competing in the Sixty Six Games Invitational October 21-23, 2023. WU League of Legends played an exciting grand finals match versus Saint Louis University to secure yet another title for the Eagles.

Winthrop Valorant Team holding a trophy in front of the Campus Clutch logo

WUVal Wins Deep South Regional, Finishes 2nd in the National in Red Bull Campus Clutch

WU Valorant had a thrilling run in the 2023 Red Bull Campus Clutch USA National Tournament. Winning Deep South Region tournament in October, they advanced as one of the 8 teams to compete in the national tournament in Chicago, IL November 4-5. Undefeated until the final round, Winthrop fell to defending world champions Northwood University, claiming second place in the nation.

Winthrop Esports Hosts 2nd Annual Rock the Hill Event

Winthrop partnered with Visit York County and The Modern Arcade to host its second annual Rock the Hill tournament November 4-5, 2023. Competitors vied for cash prizes in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Street Fighter 6, Mortal Kombat, HDR, Project+, Rivals of Aether and Guilty Gear. Over 200 competitors attended, filling Winthrop Coliseum with some of the best fighting game talent in the region. This event is a complement to the Eagles' other fighting game event, Rock the Winds, planned for spring 2024.

A crowd of people in the Winthrop Esports training room

Game Changing Esports Facility Now Open

The new Winthrop Esports Center, located in the Lowenstein Building, 300 Technology Way, Suite 223, is now open. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was recently held to officially open the facility.


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