Competition Teams

This marks the third year of varsity esports at Kennesaw State University! The Esports Program at KSU is looking for the best of the best to represent the university in the intercollegiate esports space. There will be two varsity titles for the 2022-2023 school year. They are League of Legends and Rocket League. For each of these titles, there will be spots to fill via tryouts.

League of Legends (10)

  • 10-man roster

Rocket League (6)

  • 6-man roster

The Esports Program would not be possible without the efforts of the KSU Esports Club. This organization consists of esports fans from League of Legends, to StarCraft, to Super Smash Bros., and everything in between. If you enjoy playing, watching, or discussing esports from across the globe, this is the place for you. Be sure to connect with the KSU Esports Club on discord to learn of additional events and esports competitions open to KSU students. 

League of Legends

The varsity League of Legends team at Kennesaw State University mainly competes in the Peachbelt Conference during the Spring. In addition to the Spring series hosted by Peachbelt, the team also competes in various fall competitions. Tryouts for the team are conducted every summer. 

League of Legends Logo.

2021-2022 League of Legends Roster

Top Tyler Campbell Unbias Tyjon Martin Almawt
Jungle Derek Comella QarthO Jason Thai Saki Ayase
Mid Joe Locher Im So Clean Conner Richter conner101
Bot Zane Deason Aerof Kenny Towns Kct9
Support Joaquin Mallea Readthistwice Bryan Ngyuen Bunkat
Substitute Bryce Bottegal Komo    
Analyst Carson Powers fäcade    
Coach Tim Hostnik Nalu Norman Reid VÂNQUISH
Manager Kylie N. Strwby Mooncake    

Rocket League

The varsity Rocket League team mainly competes in the Collegiate Rocket League Series (CRL) in the 3v3 format in both Fall and Spring. In addition to the series hosted by CRL, the team also competes in various competitions throughout the school year. Tryouts for the team are conducted every summer.

Rocket League Logo.

Current Rocket League Roster

Player Brandon Simmons Dolo Mayur Menon PhenoMenon
Player Evan Marchesani Tyro Silas Tompkins skrittle
Player Nick Halstenberg Derf Alex Cerda Alexx

Competition Clubs

The Esports Competition Clubs at Kennesaw State are student-run, student led clubs that focus on fielding teams to compete in intercollegiate competition against other colleges and universities in their respective game title. Don't be fooled, even though these groups are not considered "varsity" by the institution, they represent some of the most competitive players at KSU and have a strong track record of signature wins over other teams across the nation. Membership in a competition club is open to any KSU student, and even though each club will field multiple teams, competing on the top level team for each club is not guaranteed. Check out the list of all of our current clubs below to learn more. 

  • Call of Duty is a competitive cross-platform FPS game that requires excellent teamwork and communication to succeed. Each match plays 3 game modes on different maps that test the various skills of each team. Call of Duty releases a new title every year with different guns, maps, and mechanics which creates a new learning curve and skill gap every season. KSU will compete in a variety of tournaments on teams of 5 (4 players and 1 coach). All players who tryout will be given an opportunity to join a team that fits their play style.

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  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is a multiplayer first-person shooter. The game pits two teams against each other: the Terrorists and the Counter-Terrorists. Both sides are tasked with eliminating the other while also completing separate objectives. Kennesaw State University has competed collegiately for 3 seasons now, placing in the Top 8 in the 2019-2020 CSL Season.

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  • Apex.
    Apex Legends is a fast-paced cross-platform that consists of two modes: battle royale and 3v3 arenas. Respawn Entertainment keeps their players coming back for more with brand new seasons, guns, map changes, skins, legends, and tons of new cosmetics. To be the best in their sever-changing game, teamwork and communication are key. The KSU Apex Legends Competition Club will be competing in a diverse group of tournaments, where teams can put their skills to the test to win a variety of different prizes!

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  • Fortnite.
    This is a club that welcomes all Fortnite players that attend KSU. This club is formed for the sole purpose of having a competitive and fun environment for all Fortnite players attending KSU.

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  • League of Legends.
    League of Legends is the most played PC game worldwide. Our competition club is responsible for fielding teams in collegiate competitions throughout the Fall and Spring semesters along with providing a home for anyone wanting to join the LoL community at KSU. If you're looking to compete versus other schools on teams of varying skill levels or looking for friends to play league with, this is the place to join!

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  • Overwatch.
    Overwatch is a fast-paced, competitive class-based FPS game with a heavy emphasis on team play and ability usage. Currently, we have two teams, the A-Team, our main competing roster, and the B-Team, being more of a for-fun experience, and we hope to add more soon. Our Overwatch A-Team has been competing for just over three years now. Our second year, we were able to take top 16 in Tespa Collegiate Nationals, and over the past two years, we've been able to win a few local tournaments as well. Whether you play casually or are interested in joining a team, we would love for you to join our community of current and past KSU students on Discord!

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  • Rainbow Six Siege.
    The KSU Siege club is a group of competitive players who are constantly striving to better themselves as individuals and teams. We are comprised of 3 main rosters competing in various leagues across the siege community. We have annual tryouts in August for every team. If you have any questions feel free to join the discord. We welcome you to the KSU Rainbow Six Siege competition club!

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  • Rocket League.
    The KSU Rocket League club sets up tryouts at the beginning of each semester in order to place participants on teams of 4 or 5 (3 starters + 1 or 2 substitutes) to participate in a variety of Collegiate Rocket League tournaments. Some of these tournaments can reach up to $75,000 in prize pool scholarship money! So start your engines and join us on the pitch below.

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  • Smash
    As the largest Fighting Game Community, Smash Ultimate provides an active community for those seeking to compete at all levels. Here at KSU Collegiate Smash we provide a link into the larger smash community, the ability to practice with players, and structured team competitions with other collegiate league. The Collegiate Smash Ultimate participates to two formats: 5v5 Crew Battles and 1v1 competition. With our qualification into regional last year we hope to continue the push to standing of KSU in the greater Collegiate Smash Ultimate scene.

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  • Valorant.
    KSU Valorant is a place to play both casual and competitive Valorant. We want everyone to enjoy their time in our CC but will have a main focus on competitions. The club will be the main place to find customs, ranked buddies, and more within Valorant. It will also potentially host watch parties of major pro tournys and be a fun place to discuss and share everything Valorant for casuals and competitive players alike.

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  • Smite
    Smite is a free-to-play 5v5 action MOBA placed in a setting with mythological heroes and gods. The KSU Smite club is meant to be a gathering of all students interested in playing smite, from the casual players who just play for fun as well as the die hard ranked fans who dedicate themselves to climbing up the ranked ladder. The Smite competition team is comprised of students who wish to represent KSU in the various collegiate leagues that host smite tournaments, the most prominent of which is the AVGL Smite Collegiate Championship which has had a prize pool of $10,000. If you're interested in the competition team, looking for someone to partner up in ranked, or simply wanting to party up with some friends make sure to stop by.

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