eSports is being called the next 'Friday Night Lights' and our students are competing at the highest levels. Our program is growing every year, introducing new titles and building stronger teams. Some call themselves virtual athletes, but we like to think of them as eSaints.
MEET THE TEAM
Over 50 players competing in a variety of games in eFuse and the National Association of Collegiate eSports (NACE) against other colleges and universities. We have teams for League of Legends, Rocket League, Valorant, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Overwatch 2 and Fortnite. Siena's Super Smash Bros Ultimate team won the 2020 and 2021 MAAC Championship while other rosters are having impressive winning seasons. During the 2021-22 season, the Rocket League team held an overall record of 10-6, with a 1st place finish in conference play at 6-1. In the 2022 MAAC Championships, the Overwatch team advanced to the semifinals and also had a winning record in conference play at 4-3.
THE ESPORTS LOUNGE
Our eSaints sit in GTRACING Gaming Ergonomic Racing Chairs with an adjustable leather high-back while the computers have customizable specs. Most are i7-8700K 6-Core GHz Processor with a Z370 Motherboard. The lounge is used for nightly practices and for the team’s weekly competitions.
THE ESPORTS INDUSTRY
Sure, a career as a competitive gamer is unlikely, but there are a ton of diverse jobs in the industry. Software development? Check. Sports Communications? Check. Data Science? Digital Marketing? Cognitive Science? Check, Check and Check. Siena offers programs in all these fields allowing students to chase their passion while being able to play on a competitive team.