About the Program

Esports is a new program at UM-Flint that will launch in Fall 2020. UM-Flint students will have the opportunity to compete on teams in select multiplayer games and represent the University in the ever-growing esports scene. Students will help shape the game and league selections, while the esports program coordinator will help with the behind the scenes tasks. Popular esports games include League of Legends, Super Smash Bros., and Fortnite Battle Royale, among many others.

Just like any other sport, esports requires teamwork, practice, and physical exercise. Esports is also a social experience that brings students together and gives them a sense of inclusion. Other skills students can gain through esports include teamwork, strategic thinking and planning, managing success and failure, and time management.

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Join the UM-Flint Esports Community

Any UM-Flint student is welcome to join our Discord server or follow our Twitch account for informal opportunities to play against other UM-Flint students.  Additional details will be coming in April about organized Intramural Esports competitions.

Discord: https://discord.gg/MEJhsmE

Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/umf_esports/

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UM-Flint Announces Esports Program

UM-Flint joins at least 15 other Michigan-based schools and universities offering esports in some capacity. University officials see esports as more than just gaming; it’s a potential recruitment and retention tool, a way to engage students who do not otherwise participate in campus activities as well.