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Hornet Esports

Announcing ESU Varsity Esports! Scholarships, a brand new esports arena and varsity Hornet Esports competitions - get in the game.

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Brand new esports arena rendering

Rendering of Emporia State University's esports arena

Our new esports arena opens fall 2023 and will house 24 Alienware gaming stations, each equipped with 32GB of memory, 12 cores and an RTX 3060ti. This photo is a rendering only. Final arena may look different and opens fall 2023.

About Hornet Esports


The Hornet Esports Team competes in national tournaments, travels to LANs and hosts on-campus tournaments. ESU is currently fielding varsity + JV teams for Overwatch and Valorant, expanding to more games, like League of Legends and Rocket League.

Varsity Staff

To learn more about how to be involved as a student-athlete, coach, manager, broadcaster, commentator and/or promoter fill out the form below. Stay tuned for information about esports student-athlete scholarships.

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