Esports at Lakeland University

Interested in Esports? Get Recruited!

Lakeland University offers Esports as part of our varsity athletics. Lakeland’s co-ed team competes in the National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE) Starleague, which serves as the governing body to more than 150 colleges and universities setting standards for eligibility and conduct for collegiate Esports, as well as the NECC and ECAC.

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    Esports Games

    Lakeland's team will compete in games such as:

    • Call of Duty
    • Valorant
    • League of Legends
    • Rocket League
    • Overwatch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Madden
    • FIFA
    • NBA2K
    • Apex Legends
    • Rainbow Six Siege
    • Fortnite
    • Halo Infinite
    • Omega Strikers
    • …and more! 

    Additional games will be added in the future based on student interest and additions made by NACE.


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    Fans, recruits and alumni can interact and follow Lakeland University's Esports program on Discord. Discord is the only free and secure all-in-one voice and text chat designed for gamers.

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    About The Program

    Brett Sheldon, a coach in Lakeland’s Esports program since its debut in the fall of 2020, was named the Muskies’ head coach in January of 2023.

    Contact Information:
    • 920-207-9892

    Growing Industry

    Esports Minor

    Imagine turning your passion for gaming into a rewarding career by earning a minor in Esports. At Lakeland University, we offer an innovative Esports minor that equips you with the essential knowledge and hands-on experience to navigate the intricacies of the Esports industry.

    By earning a minor in Esports, you position yourself at the forefront of an industry that continues to see explosive growth. 

    Esports Minor
    Esports at Lakeland University

    Esports Scholarships

    Lakeland University has created an Esports Scholarship Program Fund to award $1,000-$3,000 per year for new, qualified students. Esports Scholarships are stackable with Lakeland's academic scholarships ($12,000-$18,000 per year). The scholarships are available for new, full-time, freshmen or transfer students. Outside sponsorships and donations have allowed Lakeland to create this scholarship fund to help support the recruitment and development of Lakeland's Esports Program into a nationally renowned program.

    • Maintain full-time enrollment in the traditional undergraduate program at the main campus
    • Maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA
    • Maintain good standing (personal conduct) with the campus community
    • Embody the core values of Lakeland's Esports Program
    • Maintain active status on the Esports roster (competing and/or stream production)
    • Maintain strong service to the Esports program beyond competitions (not limited to: staffing summer esports camps, assist with esports recruitment, assist with social media, streaming production, shoutcasting, etc.)
    Esports Facility

    Esports Arena

    State-Of-The-Art Facility

    Lakeland University has a 3,000-square foot, state-of-the-art Esports Arena. The arena features 30 gaming stations, six consoles, a lounge area and space for spectators to enjoy the action.

    esports gaming PC

    Gaming PC Stations: MSI Trident X Plus 9SD 462US

    • Core i9 processor
    • 16 GB RAM
    • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER
    • Compact PC
    • RAM 16 GB
    • SSD 512 GB
    • NVMe
    • GigE
    • 802.11ax
    • WLAN: Bluetooth
    • 802.11ax
    • Win 10 Pro
    • MSI gaming desktop is built with MSI fan cooling Graphics Cards - the GeForce RTX 20 series graphics cards. Besides performance being up to 40% better than GeForce GTX 10 series, MSI GeForce RTX 20 series cards also have enhanced cooling efficiency, featuring a dual fan design and the Double Ball Bearings to ensure long-lasting performance.
    esports keyboard & mouse

    Mouse/Keyboard: Logitech Gaming Keyboard & Mouse

    esports monitor

    Monitor: Optix MAG24C

    • Curved
    • 23.6"
    • 1920 x 1080 Full HD (1080p)
    • VA
    • 250 cd/m²
    • 3000:1
    • 1 ms
    • HDMI
    • DVI
    • DisplayPort
    • Gaming
    • The Optix MAG24C curved gaming monitor will help you see your opponents and aim with ease. Built with Adaptive Sync technology, the MAG24C can match the display refresh rate with your GPU for ultra-smooth gameplay. Make sure you can hit your mark with all the advanced technologies built in the MSI curved gaming monitors for competitive play.
    esports chair

    Respawn-200 Racing Style Custom Gaming Chairs

    Hours Of Operation | Students, Faculty & Staff

    Interested in playing in our Esports arena? Lakeland's facility is open to students, faculty and staff for $5 (for 2.5 hours of gaming) or $10 (for 5 hours of gaming). You can use Muskie money, cash or credit. Max capacity is 25 individuals.

    Saturdays: 12 - 5 p.m.
    Sundays: 11 a.m - 4 p.m.
    Bucks Gaming and Lakeland esports partnership

    Bucks Gaming

    Lakeland Named Official Partner Of Bucks Gaming

    Lakeland University is a proud partner of the Milwaukee Bucks NBA 2K team, Bucks Gaming! This partnership not only elevates our esports program, but supports the development of esports throughout the state of Wisconsin.

    The partnership provides Lakeland’s esports student-athletes the opportunity to learn from professional gamers, and creates new opportunities for high school student-athletes. 

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    Legend Larrys

    Thank You For Your Support!


    We are excited to announce that Legend Larry's has agreed to be a major sponsor for Lakeland's Esports program!

    Legend Larry's five-year commitment will support scholarships for new students along with recruitment for summer camps, tournaments and leagues.

    Legend Larry's

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