Staying ahead of the meta

Lebanon Valley College competes against major and international competition in Counter Strike, Fighting Games, Hearthstone, League of Legends, Overwatch, Rocket League, and Smite.

Varsity Esports

The fastest growing sport in the world is played at LVC. We launched the first varsity Esports team in Pennsylvania in spring 2018. Our Esports varsity athletes compete in Call of Duty, Counter Strike, SMASH, Hearthstone, League of Legends, Overwatch, Valorant, Rocket League, Rainbow 6 and HALO. Visit here to see games, rosters, Twitch.TV page, coaches, schedules, results, and more.  

Interested? Complete our recruiting questionnaire

You'll compete in the National Association of Collegiate Esports, the country's most prominent organization dedicated to competitive collegiate video gaming. You'll have a head coach, assistant coaches, and director of Esports to guide you throughout your student-athlete career.

Esports was the 26th LVC athletic team and first-ever entirely co-ed.

Student-athletes compete as a members of the National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE), the country’s most prominent organization dedicated to competitive collegiate video gaming. Be a part of our nationally ranked teams, and compete against some of the largest universities in the country while earning your degree at LVC.

Esports Scholarship

Student-athletes who tryout or interview are considered for a $2,500 scholarship each year up to $10,000 total. Contact David Shapiro, esports director of operations, at


Why Compete in Esports at LVC?

  • LVC was a very early adopter of varsity intercollegiate esports program, and the first in Pennsylvania.
  • Spectators cheer on student-athletes at contests in a dedicated viewing center or watch live via Twitch (Partner).
  • LVC’s varsity-level program is run as a partnership of the Athletic Department, Information Technology, student affairs, and academic affairs to ensure your all-around success.
  • Valley esport student-athletes are provided with uniforms ( and equipment. Our students play on the very best technology including 240Hz/1ms monitors and liquid cooled computers from Alienware.
  • Esports has partnerships with incredible companies to enable our student-athletes to compete at the highest level and excel in every competition.
  • Did you know that the new Overwatch professional league has team owners who also run the New England Patriots (NFL), New York Mets (MLB), and Philadelphia Flyers (NHL)?

LVC's Esports Athletes

Our student-athletes come from a wide variety of majors, including Digital CommunicationsActuarial ScienceComputer and Data ScienceAnalytical FinanceBusiness AdministrationInteraction Design (IXD), and more. View all undergraduate areas of study.

Esports team member practicing playing Hearthstone

LDN: LVC begins varsity esports program

LVC signed with the National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE), an organization that has about 50 colleges and universities participating in esports with varsity teams.

FOX 43 interviews LVC on addition of varisty esports

Fox43: LVC joining collegiate esports

David Shapiro, the Director of Operations for the LVC eSports team explains, "We really want to make sure we're an academic institution at the end of the day. That's who we are, that's what we are known for, that's what we're great at. ESports are just one component of that and the scholarships would match that."

Thomas Yantis, board member and gamer, is committed to Lebanon Valley College's eports program for fall 2018

ABC27: Group taking big steps to prepare for competitive esports

A law firm in downtown Harrisburg now represents Pennsylvania's first esports coalition, and it is forging new ground.