UMFK Bengals Esports

Introducing Our New eSports Team!

a student playing a first-person shooting game in the eSports centerUMFK Computer Systems Administration program students configured and built six (6) new high-end PC workstations. The students will be the first point of contact for IT support and are responsible for maintaining the stations. The eSports Center is located in a newly renovated space in the campus Sports Center.


Our mission is to help students pursue their passion for eSports and enhance the development of skills that contribute to their academic and professional success. We strive to create a welcoming and inclusive environment that fosters teamwork, leadership, and innovation.

Most Played eSports Titles

Rocket League, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Overwatch, and Fortnite.

Join the UMFK eSports Team

photo of the UMFK eSports Center, consisting of six gaming computers built by students

What is eSports?

eSports is essentially competitive video gaming. There are a huge variety of eSports titles played by thousands of athletes and watched by millions of people worldwide.

Why join the eSports team?

Did you know that eSports can offer many benefits for college students? By working with teammates to strategize and execute game plans, students learn to develop effective communication and collaboration skills and to make quick decisions in high-pressure situations. These important skills extend beyond the virtual arena and are repeatedly highlighted by employers and managers as extremely important in considering new hires. eSports is an effective way to connect with other students and foster a sense of community and belonging. Team members have the opportunity to explore STEAM concepts and career paths, as well as compete for scholarships and tournament prizes. eSports is an exciting and rewarding activity that can help boost your academic and professional success.

photo of one of the eSports Center's gaming computers with a game-inspired image displayed on the screen

I was very excited to see that UMFK decided to start an eSports team. Joining the team will help me sharpen my skills as a player, compete in tournaments, and meet people that share my passion for gaming.

Mika Greaux

UMFK Student

Scholarship Opportunities

UMFK is proud to offer a $1,000 Foundation scholarship for any eSports team member that finds the Amulet of Yendor in NetHack v3.6.7. If you don’t know what NetHack is, click here to find out more. Rules and guidelines for the scholarship can be found here.

photo of the inside of a computer showing the motherboard, cpu cooling assembly, and other components

How can I join?

If you want to join the UMFK eSports team, click here to complete the application form. You must be a current or accepted UMFK student enrolled in at least 6 credits. You may be either on campus or online. If you are an online student, you must provide your own computer equipment and high-speed Internet access. Tryouts are held at the beginning of each semester.