Contact Esports Program Director Christian Konczal
Following the growth and success of the Champlain College Esports club, Champlain Esports has elevated its efforts to promote student interests and take competitive gaming to the next level! We are evolving Champlain Esports from one of the largest clubs on campus to a fully fledged, comprehensive program that offers experiential learning opportunities for all interested students, regardless of individual skill level.
We are excited and proud to be one of the first higher ed institutions in Vermont to offer competitive gaming at a Varsity level, and to be the first to build a facility fully dedicated to our student's pursuit of esports excellence.
Click the link below to visit our Champlain Esports website, where you can learn about the teams, facilities, opportunities for students, and more! Interested in competing or getting involved? Contact Esports Director Christian Konczal at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This wouldn't be an esports program without some competition! To facilitate our student's passion for individual growth and to serve students along the entire spectrum of skill, we have two different ways that students can engage with the competitive aspects of the program:
We currently support over a dozen teams for the following titles:
The Champlain Esports Facility is filled with cutting edge game PCs and modern consoles all available for competitive and recreational use by Champlain students and CCE club members. As long as you are in good academic standing, you'll be able to swing down to the Miller Center at Lakeside to play AAA titles, create multi-media content, or reserve space to play with your friends!
Many of our team members at Champlain Esports are enrolled in courses in the Champlain Game Studio. The Game Studio at Champlain College is the premier destination for students who want to prepare for a career in game development in a real-world setting that mirrors how the professional game industry actually works. Our industry-expert faculty will guide you through the rigorous courses that will hone your skills as you work on a team with other game students and construct fully functional games that you can download, play, and share. By graduation, you'll be prepared to succeed in a rewarding career in game development.
More Than Playing Games
At Champlain, esports is so much more than just playing games competitively! Our focus is on imparting hard and soft skills that position our students for career success. We offer opportunities across divisions and majors to build a comprehensive and student-led program, including:
We understand that committing to a program like Champlain Esports takes time and effort, and we want to support all students involved in the program. Our program has a number of opportunities and perks for participants. All Champlain students participating on teams or as staff will have access to:
We now offer the Champlain Esports Academy to high school students as one of our pre-college summer-programs. The curriculum of this two-week program focuses on individual development and career options as both competitiors and industry supporters. In this program students will:
3 Ways to Get Involved
Compete, coach, or manage esports teams at club level or competitive collegiate events.
Assist in the production of Champlain Esports events through event planning, social media promotion, broadcasting, and more.
Support our teams! Attend events in person or virtually through Twitch streams and show your love for the players and organization.
Esports is competitive gaming, or electronic sports. Much like traditional sports, esports consists of teams built of players, coaches, analysts, ownership groups, management teams, and more.
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Similarly to traditional sports, esports are represented across different skill levels from local and regional competitions, to collegiate varsity leagues and professional global organizations.
Champlain Esports is a student run organization that supports competitive esports teams at the collegiate level. Teams, tournaments, and events are open and inclusive to the entire Champlain community. Our goals include:
There are three ways to get yourself involved with Champlain Esports — as Staff, Players, and Community.
Champlain Esports offers a variety of social and professional opportunities. Students involved with the program will be able to gain valuable experience and qualify for scholarships and work study/internship programs, as well as ingrain themselves into the Champlain community.Link to this FAQ
Absolutely not! There are several ways for students to get involved with Champlain Esports without playing for one of our competitive teams. Champlain Esports has student positions in a variety of areas including event planning, broadcast, social media, graphic design, and project management. Additionally, students can choose to participate solely in casual community events.Link to this FAQ
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