Wildcat Students To Compete Against Other Universities During Nebraska Intramural State eSports Tournament

WAYNE – As the eSports program continues to build momentum towards the 2020-21 school year, Wayne State College students will be able to compete against other universities for ultimate state-wide bragging rights.

According to the WSC Recreation social media account, the Wayne State College intramural program will be partnering with Creighton University, University of Nebraska-Kearney, University of Nebraska-Lincoln and University of Nebraska-Omaha. This will mark the inaugural Nebraska eSports Tournament which is scheduled for Monday, May 11.

The deadline to register for students with IM League accounts is Wednesday, May 6 and can sign-up by visiting https://www.imleagues.com/spa/account/registration?schoolId=c069211f1bbc4011af813a83754b6571

The Nebraska Intramural State eSports Tournament will feature NBA 2K20, NFL Madden 20, Rocket League and FIFA 20.

Also, for those who are interested in joining the WSC eSports program can fill out the survey found at wsc.edu/esports. On April 23, Nick Sutton was introduced as the eSports Coordinator. Sutton is coming to Wayne State from Radford University in Virginia, where he was founder of the university’s eSports Club. He majored in recreation, parks and tourism with a double concentration in outdoor recreation and leadership and special events and tourism at Radford. He will be pursuing a Master of Science in Organizational Management sport and recreation concentration at Wayne State.

The college’s new eSports team will begin competition in the fall in collegiate eSports through the Eastern College Athletics Conference (ECAC). The conference involves 57 schools with more than 250 teams playing eight games, with no limit to teams in each gaming title.

The new eSports team joins a robust collection of club sports and intramural activities that are strong components of the extracurricular experience at WSC.

Intramurals and club sports are a strong part of the Wayne State experience. Nearly 700 students participated in intramural programs in 2019-20 and 150 students compete in club sports.

Wayne State club sports include the new eSports team as well as wrestling, men’s and women’s rugby, coed curling, coed bowling, men’s soccer and men’s volleyball.

Contact John Schwarte who oversees intramural sports, club sports and eSports at WSC as the campus recreation coordinator at joschwa1@wsc.edu or call 402-375-7481 with any questions or follow WSC Recreation on Twitter.