Esports Club Teams

Western Michigan University's esport teams operate at the club level and compete competitively with other universities club or varsity teams in the region. Western’s club teams are student-run and are financially self-sufficient. Each team is a registered student organization and require tryouts for participation. WMU has the following esport teams:

Returning games

  • Overwatch
  • DoTA
  • League of Legends (LoL)
  • Fortnite
  • CS:GO

New additions

  • Rainbow 6: Siege
  • Rocket League
  • HearthStone

By 2020, esports is projected to have more viewers than every sports league outside of the NFL.

Overwatch team in action

Benefits of joining

Students compete at a row of WMU Esports consoles.

Practice environment

Competitive teams meet and practice (2-3) times per week. Team practices and scrims will be held against collegiate club and varsity teams.

Seen from the arena seats, a row of WMU Esports consoles showing each gamer's face and gamertag.

Dedicated space for competition

Competitive teams practice in Western’s state-of-the-art training facility, with the absolute highest Internet speeds, FPS and monitor refresh rates.

A photo of a major gaming event at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit

Future online gaming opportunities

WMU Esports Club will continue to expand its roster of games. Western Michigan University is committed to pioneering new initiatives within collegiate esports while helping to shape the future of this expanding industry.