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Esports is a competition using video games.  Esports takes the form of organized, multiplayer video game competitions, particularly between professional players. UToledo's varsity teams compete against other universities in League of Legends, Overwatch, Valorant, Counter Strike, Rocket League, and Smash Bros. Ultimate. Our club program will include the mentioned games and even more titles such as Fortnite, Rainbow Six Siege, and Call of Duty.


We are always recruiting players for our varsity teams. Players of all abilities and ranks are sought for intercollegiate and recreational competition on club teams. The UToledo Esports Varsity Team will be hosting tryouts for our League of Legends, Overwatch, Valorant, Counter Strike, Rocket League, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate teams in Fall 2024  UT Esports Club Discord.

If you have interest in trying out for a team, you can either:

Game Descriptions

Counter Strike

5v5 tactical first-person shooter where teams compete in order to complete an objective or eliminate the enemy team. 

League of Legends
League of Legends is a team-based strategy game where two teams of five powerful champions face off to destroy the other’s base.


Described as a "hero shooter," Overwatch assigns players into teams of five players, with each player selecting from a large roster of characters, known as "agents", with unique abilities. Teams work to complete map-specific objectives within a limited period of time.

Rocket League

Described as "soccer, but with rocket-powered cars", Rocket League has one to four players assigned to each of the two teams, using rocket-powered vehicles to push a ball into their opponent's goal and score points over the course of a match.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Gaming icons clash in the ultimate brawl. Players use one of the many characters to choose from and try to weaken their opponents to knock them out of the arena. 


A 5v5 character-based tactical first-person shooter (FPS) where precise gunplay meets unique agent abilities.

Not a gamer but Still want to be involved?

We are currently seeking members to assist with broadcasting, health and wellness programming, and social media management for our Esports teams. This could be a great opportunity for transferable job skills, networking, and marketing Esports. Learn more by emailing esports@utoledo.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How can I try out for a team?
  2. When are tryouts?
    • Usually tryouts are during the first week of a semester. If you join the discord after tryouts, message a game officer on discord or email our Esports Student Specialist at esports@utoledo.  
  3.  When does each team play?
    • Esports Collegiate has designated that Rocket League and Valorant play during fall semester, and League of Legends and Overwatch play during the spring semester.
  4. How many people are on each team?
    • We like to have a full roster and a full backup roster for each team. For example, there are 3 starters for Rocket League, so the full Varsity Rocket League team will consist of 3 starters and 3 backups.
  5. What are the rank requirements for each team?
    • There are no rank minimums for any of our teams. We encourage players of all ranks to come to tryouts.

Sponsorships & Partnerships

Connect with us to learn more about the opportunities that exist to partner with our Esports Program by emailing esports@utoledo.  

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Last Updated: 2/27/24