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Saint Louis University Esports

Saint Louis University’s varsity esports program has recently become one of the strongest in the nation. Beginning as one of the largest student-run clubs on campus, SLU Esports quickly rose through the ranks to become a household name in collegiate esports.

Getting Involved in Esports at SLU

Varsity members of SLU’s esports program are high-ranking players in selected games, recruited by the program's director, Nicholas Chiu. Scholarships are available for varsity players, awarded through SLU’s Division of Student Development. SLU currently offers scholarships for League of Legends. All players have a Grandmaster+ average ranking or have previously played professionally. The team currently has five starting members.

League of Legends 2023-24 Player Profiles

William Lee (Doxa)

Junior, Project Management 
Role: Top Lane
Previous Experience:

  • 2020 College League of Legends Champion
  • TSM Amateur
  • Evil Geniuses Prodigies
  • TSM Challengers
Winston Herold (Winnie)

Graduate Student, Project Management
Role: Jungle
Previous Experience:

  • TSM Academy
  • Former Rank 1 Solo Queue
  • AOE Gold
Isaac Chou (Darkwings)

Sophomore, Computer Information Systems
Role: Mid Lane 
Previous Experience:

  • Dignitas Academy
  • 100 Thieves Next
  • AOE Gold
Aaron Li (Airren)

Junior, Computer Information Systems
Role: Mid Lane
Previous Experience:

  • CLG Faith
Daniel Soetikno (Skytec)

Freshman, Marketing
Role: Support
Previous Experience:

  • Evil Geniuses Academy
  • AOE Gold

The program also offers participation opportunities in intramural and club teams. SLU's club esports team, founded in 2017, will continue for students interested in competing at that level. Club esports offers several games other than League of Legends, including Hearthstone, Super Smash Bros, Valorant, Pokemon Unite and more.

Check out the team's matches on Twitch:

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Saint Louis University Esports Facilities

The esports program has its own dedicated esports lab located on the ground floor of the Busch Student Center. Varsity players use the space to practice, play matches and review games on one of the 12 computer gaming stations. Student club members are able book times to play games with their peers on one of the three large TV console stations in the lab. Club bookings can be made by contacting the club program eboard listed on SLU Groups.

Esports players at two tables with headphones and CPUs with the eports logo in the background
SLU's  Esports Gaming Lab features 12 stations for computer gaming and three large TV monitors.

Contact SLU's Esports Program

For more information about SLU’s varsity collegiate esports program, email Nicholas Chiu at Students can also join SLU’s esports group on Discord.