St. John's Esports team

St. John's Esports

In recent years, as interest in esports and video gaming has grown, so too have the resources and opportunities at St. John’s University. In 2018, the University built within the Technology Commons an esports area with dedicated and optimized esports computers for students’ recreational and competitive use. 

In recent years, as interest in esports and video gaming has grown, so too have the resources and opportunities at St. John’s University. In 2018, the University built within the Technology Commons an esports area with dedicated and optimized esports computers for students’ recreational and competitive use.

That same year, St. John’s students began officially competing in esports competitions through the BIG EAST Conference, and faculty and staff from across the University also began undertaking research on various aspects of esports, including the management and marketing of esports, in addition to the health and wellness of participants.

Then, in 2019, an undergraduate course focused on the management and administration of esports was unveiled by the Department of Sport Management. Moving forward, St. John’s University hopes to integrate more academic and research opportunities in the area of esports and video gaming.

Mission

The mission of St. John’s University Esports is to offer support for both recreational and competitive esports players and teams; provide valuable resources and opportunities for the community; and maintain our core Vincentian values.

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Contact

For media inquiries, please contact

Brian Browne, Executive Director for University Relations
Office of Government Relations
University Center
[email protected]
718-990-2762

For student inquiries, please contact

David P. Hedlund, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Sport Management
[email protected]
718-990-7399

If you are a current St. John’s University student and would like to join our Discord channel and connect with others who also enjoy playing video games and esports, please send us your information here