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Important Update for Esports Tryouts

Following the recent guidance of the CDC, Wisconsin Department of Health, UW-System, and UW-Stout, all UW-Stout Esports tryouts have been moved online. Online tryouts will start April 2nd and run through April 10th. Please email UW-Stout Esports with any questions or concerns regarding tryouts or any future decisions. 

Check back for updates as we continue to monitor and mitigate the impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19). Information about UW-Stoiut planning and preparation can be found here.

Loading for Fall 2020

The University of Wisconsin-Stout is currently developing a varsity esports pilot program for Fall 2020The program will offer students an opportunity to compete for Stout against more than 170 other colleges universities across the country. Games represented in the pilot program include League of Legends, Rocket League and Overwatch


National Association of Collegiate Esports

UW-Stout has joined the National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE), a nonprofit membership association of over 170 colleges & universities and 5,600 student-athletes across the United States.

Founded in 2016, NACE is the largest governing body in collegiate esports that tackles issues such as competition scheduling and player eligibility. As of 2019, more than 90% of all varsity esports programs are members of NACE.

We don't just play games, we make them too. 

UW-Stout offers a BFA degree focused on the visual aspects and a BS degree centered on the functional aspects of the design and development of video games.

Game Design students showcase their work at the semi-annual Stout Game Expo (SGX), where students, friends, and families come to try out dozens of free games on behalf of the Game Design program. Games are created by freshmen, sophomores, juniors and senior students on a variety of platforms.

The Stout Game Expo gives students a chance to showcase games they've developed to fellow students and industry partners. / UW-Stout photo by Brett T. Roseman

Connect with Esports

League of Legends artwork in hero image contributed by Riot Games.