eSports is being called the next 'Friday Night Lights' and our students are competing at the highest levels. By 2021, it will be the second most watched sport in the country behind the NFL. Some call themselves virtual athletes, but we like to think of them as eSaints.

MEET THE TEAM

Over 30 players competing in a variety of games in the Eastern College Athletic College (ECAC). We have two teams for League of Legends, two teams for Fortnite and a team for Super Smash Bros Ultimate.

Siena's Super Smash Bros Ultimate team won the 2020 MAAC Championship and the Fortnite team went 9-1 last year coming in second place at the Hudson Valley Gamercon, the Northeast’s largest eSports competition.

THE ESPORTS LOUNGE

Our eSaints sit in GTRACING Gaming Ergonomic Racing Chairs with a leather high-back and adjustable for any athlete 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 preparing for a successful life filled with purpose and meaning.

Michael Scanlon

Captain of eSports Team