Empire State University Esports

Empire State University is proud to offer a collegiate esports program open to all students!

We offer tournament and league play in SUNY Esports and the Eastern Collegiate Athletics Conference (ECAC). Our teams currently compete in:

  • Call of Duty: MW3
  • Overwatch 2
  • Valorant
  • Halo: Infinite
  • Rainbow 6
  • Rocket League
  • League of Legends
  • Fortnite
  • Super Smash Bros: Ultimate
  • EA FC 24
  • Hearthstone
  • Mortal Kombat 1
  • Apex Legends
  • Madden
  • Omega Strikers
  • Street Fighter 6
  • Counter Strike 2
  • NBA 2K

Our esports program began with participation in the 2020 SUNY Chancellor's Esports Challenge, with 10 teams representing Empire State University. In 2021, we became members of the ECAC esports conference, which includes more than 90 colleges. We hope to expand the number of titles we play in, as well as improve our placement in future competitions!

We also encourage casual, non-competitive play between students. Our Discord server facilitates both casual and competitive activities. Empire State University esports athletes come from across New York state and represent all ages and academic disciplines.

You do not have to be a hardcore gamer to join one of our teams. All levels of play are welcome!

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All games are at 8pm ET.

SUNY League

Regular Season: February 5-March 29
Playoffs: April 8-May 3

  • Mondays: Overwatch 2 (5v5) | Guilty Gear: Strive (PS4, PC; 1v1)
  • Tuesdays: Apex Legends (Trios) | Rocket League (3v3)
  • Wednesdays: VALORANT (5v5) | Street Fighter 6 (1v1)
  • Thursdays: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III (4v4) | Super Smash Bros: Ultimate (1v1)

Eastern College Athletic Conference

Regular season: January 29-March 15
Playoffs: March 18-April 26

  • Monday: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Rainbow 6, EA Sports FC 24, Counter-Strike 2
  • Tuesday: VALORANT, NBA 2K24, Street Fighter 6, Apex Legends
  • Wednesday: Overwatch 2, Rocket League
  • Thursday: Hearthstone, Madden 24, Mortal Kombat 1, Fortnite Duos (build), TFT (test season)
  • Friday: Call of Duty: MWIII, League of Legends, Omega Strikers, Fortnite Trios (no build)
  • Saturday: Community events @ 3pm ET & CLoL @ 3pm ET


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Empire State University's 1Stop Student Services is a partner in your successful student experience. Visit www.sunyempire.edu/1stop or contact 1stop@sunyempire.edu.

800-847-3000, ext. 2285