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Teams and Athlete Recruitment

Are you interested in being a part of a growing Esports program? Are you interested in being on the ground floor of building championship contenders in Esports for USM? Here are some of the general expectations for our teams:


  • You must have and maintain a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average (GPA). You must also be part-time or full-time enrolled in accordance with university standards and certified as eligible via NACE and the NECC each academic year term (fall, spring).
  • You must have a clean student conduct record while on the teams, or you will be subject to sanctions from the team in addition to any sanctions authorized under other University policies. Sanctions may include suspension or termination from the Esports programs, or any other lesser sanctions as the coaching staff or Student Affairs may deem appropriate.
  • You will plan your schedule accordingly to participate in organized practice sessions throughout the week. These practices will not exceed 20 hours a week and will be organized accordingly as not to impact your overall wellness.


USM Esports Official Titles: 

  • Overwatch 2 (NACE)
    • Expected rank of Masters 
  • Rainbow Six: Siege (NACE)
    • Expected rank of Diamond
  • Rocket League (NACE)
    • Expected rank of Grand Champion 2
  • Valorant (NACE)
    • Expected rank of Ascendant
  • League of Legends (NECC)
    • Expected rank of Diamond
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (NACE)
    • Tournament experience recommended
  • Fortnite (NACE)
    • Tournament experience recommended
  • Chess (NACE)
    • Expected rank of 1800 'A' player or higher


USM Esports Academy Titles:

  • Halo: Infinite
  • Call of Duty
  • Guilty Gear: Strive
  • Magic The Gathering
  • Pokemon TCG
  • Apex Legends
  • Warzone 2


If you think you can meet these requirements and you have game, we want to talk with you. We invite you to learn more about us on To speak directly, you can also email us at



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