E-Sports FAQ

What is Esports?

Esports is a competitive sport performed in a virtual environment in which physical and mental abilities are exercised to create victory conditions through generally accepted rules.

How many people play / watch Esports?

The current period of players playing esports in the top game titles amounts to around 210 million players. 84 million people viewed Esports events and $8.5 billion was invested into esports and esports related industries in 2020.

How big is collegiate eSports?

Currently there are over 350 varsity programs and another 400-800 club programs within the collegiate scene.

What games will CMU compete in by our Esports teams?

Overwatch, League of Legends, Hearthstone, Rocket League, Rainbow 6 Siege and Valorant.

Are scholarships available?

Esports scholarships available for qualifying students. We also offer three scholarship tournaments yearly for students to compete (Overwatch, Rocket League & Siege).

Where does the CMU team compete/practice?

Central has two dedicated state-of-art facility housed in the Inman Student Community Center and Stedman Hall of Sciences.

Will there be travel games?

Most of the league games will be played in the home arenas but some travel will occur for LAN tournaments and final events.

How good do I have to be to get on a team?

Central has a Varsity, Academy and Reserve teams for each game title. This allows for players that need additional development to get match experience and time on the game, while the Varsity teams compete for the championship title.