Superior Esports

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Take Your Love for Gaming to the Next Level 

Esports was recently introduced at UW-Superior, offering an exciting opportunity for students to compete for UW-Superior at the club and varsity levels against collegiate teams throughout the nation. 

Club tournaments began in 2024 and the varsity team will begin competing Fall 2024.  

UW-Superior’s esports team is one of the only varsity-level collegiate programs in the region with professional coaches and dedicated gaming room. 

Fun and Much More

Interest in esports has grown tremendously in the past few years transforming it into a widely recognized sport. Along with the fun and competition it offers, students also benefit from being part of a team and growing relationships, developing problem-solving skills and enhancing creativity. For many students, it also benefits their education in the STEM fields and career preparation.

Gaming Room

A beautifully designed competition gaming room opened Spring 2024, complete with Alienware PCs, monitors, software, and chairs. Esports teams have dedicated practice times in the gaming room, and it is also open to the campus community throughout the week during open rec hours.

Join the Team

Location: Swenson Hall Room 1019
Growing List of Games

Applications are currently being accepted for current and prospective students to compete in the following games: (Keep in mind this list will change and evolve based on student interest and skills and we’re open to ideas.)

  • League of Legends 
  • Rocket League 
  • Valorant 
  • Super Smash Bros 

Ready, player one? Explore the next level of gaming.

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Meet the Esports Coaches

Brady Stocker "iStocks"

Brady Stocker

Coach Stocker “iStocks” has spent the last two decades playing competitive sports, and competitive gaming. He played baseball at UW-Superior and is now the facility manager of Wessman Arena. Outside of work he loves to play Call of Duty with his wife Ciara. He resides in Hermantown, MN, and loves to spend time with his Boston Terrier Kiwi.  

“I am very excited to be part of our new esports program at UW-Superior. Students will be able to practice communication, teamwork, and goal setting in a very unique way!” 

William Taft III

William Taft III

Coach Taft “Shad” has a long track record of competitive gaming. Known for prestige in World of Warcraft, he is now most often found casually pushing rank in League of Legends Flex Queue to practice for Clash Tournaments. Primarily living in Duluth, MN, when not playing games he can be found Disc Golfing or spending time with his 2 cats. 

“Having the ability to shape and mold this program into a successful entity that will develop both player skill and supporting staff is one of the most amazing opportunities I’ve had the pleasure to be involved in. Esports is growing incredibly fast and UW-Superior is ready to grow with it!”

League of Legends
Rocket League
Super Smash Bros