Averett University esports
In 2018, Averett University was the first four-year university in Virginia to establish a varsity esports program. Since then, AU Esports has continued to grow. Averett boasts a competitive program with several teams driving for excellence. A willingness to be adaptive and drive to always improve sets AU Esports Student-Gamers apart. All full-time traditional students are eligible.


Current Titles

  • Valorant, Counter Strike 2, Rocket League, Smash Bros Ultimate

Past Titles

  • Overwatch 2, Raibow Six Siege, League of Legends, iRacing

Potential Titles

  • Apex Legends, Call of Duty, Halo, NHL, FIFA, NBA2K, Madden, Street Fighter, Tekken, Fortnite, COD Warzone, Forza


Averett esports currently competes in the National Esports Collegiate Conference (NECC) with the potential to compete in the following leagues in the future:

  • Eastern College Athletic Conference Esports Division (ECAC Esports)
  • FACEIT Collegiate
  • Mid-Atlantic Esports Conference (MAEC)
  • The National Association of Collegiate Esports (NAC Esports)

Esports Club

In addition to the Varsity Program, the department also offers membership to the Esports Club which is an inclusive and diverse group of on-campus students with an interest in all things gaming. The Esports Club host weekly events for members to engage with like-minded fellow students while doing what they love. All students are eligible and do not have to be part of the Varsity Program to participate.


Averett University esports boasts a competitive scholarship program that offers up to $3,000 per academic year for select players who represent and embrace a dedication, seriousness, and skill that sets them apart from others.


Corey Thompson
Esports Director
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Zachary “Tezy” Spradlin

Zachary “Tezy” Spradlin
Assistant Esports Coach
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