The Cutting-Edge of Competition and Community
Ferris Esports gives students a place to compete, bond and grow. Members can compete in a wide variety of games including: Overwatch, League of Legends, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Rainbow Six: Siege, Rocket League, VALORANT, and others in registered leagues against other collegiate teams in Michigan and across the United States.
In addition to competing on either the Crimson or Gold teams for their respective game, members can also be a part of the Esports Production team. The team helps document, create, organize, and host weekly Twitch broadcasts showcasing the players of the esports club. Esports cultivates great communication skills through Esports Broadcasters, written skills for Esports Communication, and organization skills to host Esports Tournament Events such as “Michigan Bandwidth Bowl” the online tournament against other Michigan Esports Organizations.
To connect passion to career pursuit, Ferris is creating a degree in esports, preparing Ferris students for roles in the rapidly growing industry. Students will take classes in other nationally recognized programs at the University, including Television and Digital Media, Sports Communication, and Hospitality Management, among others.
Esports in the Center for Virtual Learning
An anchor feature of the Center for Virtual Learning will be the State of Michigan’s first purpose-built Esports Arena on a University campus. The space will welcome and engender pride and confidence in students who may feel disconnected in a traditional college environment, building a community of support toward degree attainment and career success.
During the day, students in the new esports degree program will learn about organizing, hosting, and broadcasting an esports event, alongside technical needs and logistics unique to the growing industry. As an event venue for esports with players from programs across the University, the arena will maximize exposure through a showcase “fishbowl” design and high quality broadcast of tournaments and competitions.
- Esports is one of the fastest growing competitive sports in the U.S. and the world.
- Ferris’ esports club, which has quickly grown to 300 students, offers a home for students who may not feel they fit in elsewhere on campus.
- By linking like-minded students, members learn to cooperate and use teamwork within an inclusive community.
- Each esports broadcast is casted by Ferris students to provide the play by play calls and color commentary giving insight on what is happening in-game. Shoutcasting skillsets include sports communication, video production, and public speaking.
Ready to Learn More?
To learn more about how you or your organization can participate in this signature building that will support our students and faculty engaged in high-demand career fields, contact The Ferris Foundation.