Rutgers Esports was first founded in Fall 2014 by a small group of gaming club leaders at Rutgers University. They came together with a shared vision: a place for all gamers – no matter who they are, what they play, or how seriously they play it, to call home. Since that day, Rutgers Esports has grown from a handful of scattered gaming clubs into a thriving, unified community. We are now one of the largest student groups on campus, holding events that draw over 800 attendees, fielding teams and players that stand among the best players in North America, and leading collegiate esports in both event attendance and social media influence. We’ve gotten the chance to work with some of the most renowned names in Esports and some of the largest companies in the world – and we’ve done all this while staying true to our roots in the community, remaining entirely student-run and student-led.
We firmly believe that gaming can and does make a real change in the world. Gaming empowers communities, transcends all boundaries, and brings people together in a way nothing has before. We are dedicated to supporting this incredibly passionate community both at Rutgers and beyond. We work every day to uphold our founding vision and are continually pushing towards our ultimate goal: to make Rutgers the center of collegiate esports.