About Marietta College Esports

The Marietta College Esports program is a new club sport that began in the fall of 2018. The club is open to any Marietta College student who has an interest in competitive gaming. Players of all abilities may join any of the esports teams, and multiple teams may be formed for any game if there are enough players. Currently, the esports program has official teams in:

  • League of Legends
  • Overwatch
  • Rocket League
  • Fortnite
  • Rainbow Six
  • PUBG

Teams for other games will be formed if there is enough interest. Students who do not have an interest in gaming may still participate in esports by helping the program with managing the esports arena, broadcasting matches, and organizing events.

The esports teams compete in a variety of collegiate tournaments and leagues organized by Riot Games, CStarLeague, Tespa, Collegiate R6, Collegiate PUBG, and AVGL. All matches are livestreamed on Marietta College's Twitch channel and later uploaded to YouTube. These tournaments are not categorized by division. This means Marietta College competes nationally against schools such as Alabama, Iowa State, Louisville, and Ohio State. Marietta College is also a member of the National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE), which is the governing body of competitve collegiate esports and has over 150 members.

The Esports Arena

The Marietta College esports arena is one of the newest facilities on campus. The 570 sq. ft. arena is located inside The Gathering Place and contains 12 high-end gaming PCs, monitors, desks, and chairs. The arena is currently available to all official esports players for practices and matches.  However, it will be available to all Marietta College students in the future. Eventually, fans will be able to attend live matches at The Gathering Place. These matches will be open to the community.

eSports Room with Gaming PCs, Desks, and Chairs

eSports Arena Gaming computer

Another view of the eSports Arena with Gaming PCs, Desks, and Chairs

Technical Specifications

  • Alienware Aurora R7 Gaming PCs:
    • CPU: 3.7 GHz Intel i7 8700K
    • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070
    • RAM: 16 GB DDR4
    • Storage: 1 TB SATA HDD with 16 GB SSD Cache
  • Monitor: Dell UltraSharp 34" Curved LED
  • Keyboard: Razer Blackwidow Chroma V2 Tournament Edition
  • Mouse: Razer Deathadder Elite
  • Headset: Corsair Void Pro RGB Wired
  • Desk: Respawn-3000 Gaming Computer Desk
  • Chair: Respawn-105 Racing Style Gaming Chair

 

Great Lakes Esports Conference

Marietta College is a member of the Great Lakes Esports Conference, which consists of nine teams across Ohio and Indiana competing in League of Legends, Overwatch, CS:GO, and Rocket League. Some of the members include OAC rivals Muskingum University, Ohio Northern University, and the University of Mount Union. The conference season consists of nine weeks of matches in the fall and spring semesters with a conference championship played in the spring semester. 

fall 2020 Conference Schedule

Date Time Opponent Game
Sept. 12 11 a.m. Manchester University Rocket League
Sept. 12 1 p.m. University of Mount Union League of Legends
Sept. 19 11 a.m. Defiance College Rocket League
Sept. 19 12 p.m. University of Mount Union Overwatch
Sept. 19 1 p.m. Trine University League of Legends
Sept. 26 11 a.m. Trine University Rocket League
Sept. 26 12 p.m. Muskingum University Overwatch
Sept. 26 1 p.m. Ohio Northern University League of Legends
Sept. 28 8 p.m. Shawnee State University Overwatch
Sept. 29 8 p.m. Lourdes University Rocket League
Sept. 29 9:15 p.m. Manchester University Rocket League
Oct. 3 12 p.m. Bethel University Overwatch
Oct. 3 12 p.m. Bethel University Super Smash Brothers
Oct. 3 1 p.m. Mount Vernon Nazarene University League of Legends
Oct. 5 8 p.m. Lakeland University Overwatch
Oct. 6 8 p.m. Valparaiso University Rocket League
Oct. 6 9:15 p.m. Milwaukee School of Engineering Rocket League
Oct. 8 8 p.m. Bryant and Stratton College Overwatch
Oct. 10 11 a.m. Bethel University Rocket League
Oct. 10 12 p.m. Tiffin University Overwatch
Oct. 10 1 p.m. Defiance College League of Legends
Oct. 12 8 p.m. Montgomery County Community College Overwatch
Oct. 13 8 p.m. Mount St. Joseph University Rocket League
Oct. 13 9:15 p.m. University of Wisconsin-Stout Rocket League
Oct. 15 8 p.m. Penn College Overwatch
Oct. 17 11 a.m. Lourdes University Rocket League
Oct. 17 12 p.m. Lourdes University Overwatch
Oct. 17 1 p.m. Tiffin University League of Legends
Oct. 19 8 p.m. Widener University Overwatch
Oct. 20 8 p.m. Shawnee State University Rocket League
Oct. 20 9:30 p.m. Bryant and Stratton College Rocket League
Oct. 22 8 p.m. Cornell College Overwatch
Oct. 24 11 a.m. Tiffin University Rocket League
Oct. 24 12 p.m. Ohio Northern University Overwatch
Oct. 26 8 p.m. Lourdes University Overwatch
Oct. 27 8 p.m. Muskingum University Rocket League
Oct. 29 8 p.m. Milwaukee School of Engineering Overwatch


Match days and times are subject to reschedule. Marietta College will be competing in League of Legends, Overwatch, and Rocket League in the Great Lakes Esports Conference. Additional matches, will be announced on our Facebook, Twitter, and Twitch pages.

Esports Team Rosters

League of Legends

Name Year Screen Name
Ian Darling Junior MC Brimstone
Bethany Holstein Freshman Maxiboo101
Kenny Nguyen Sophomore Warcyclone
YinZheng Wang Senior RicoRodriguez00
Brendan Wheeler Freshman Ralyk
Leah Wietrzykowski Sophomore Mewkie12345

 

Overwatch

Name Year Screen Name
Vincent Anderson Sophomore CapsLock#12112
Caleb Bradley Sophomore ShadowDragon#1177437
Alexis Coleman Freshman Shizzadizz#1407
Ian Darlin Junior BrimStone#1133
Mason Flach Freshman Harmfulhades#1425
Corey McFann Freshman C4gamer#11922
Haley Newman Freshman Newman#11347
Drayton Piper Junior ShakenDwarf#1267
Tyler Salanitro Freshman Azedaille#1788
Manning Shaw Senior Granytsunade#1974
Quinten Shields Freshman Questionably#1815
Morgan White Junior Neptune#12994

 

Rocket League

Name Year Screen Name
Austin Offenberger Sophomore Auzzieo
Grant Swan Senior Thaxter21
Brendan Wheeler Freshman RalykLoL

 

Super Smash Bros.

Name Year Screen Name
Mason Flach Freshman Harmfulhades
Joseph Friedl Sophomore jfree07
Charles Herman Sophomore WhyNot32
 

Rainbow Six: Siege

Name Year Screen Name
Vincent Anderson Sophomore LargeNuggo.MC
Aaron Crum Freshman Spoon.MC
Zhenghao Fu Sophomore Martinful
Brett McGettigan Freshman GojiRex99
Alex Meyer Sophomore SithJedi.MC
Zhenze Mi Senior BLACK-BULLET0
Haley Newman Freshman SeeingAzura
Christopher Perme Freshman Justify..
Dylan Polz Sophomore ReZ.MC
Levi Sprouse Freshman DecsendDarkness
Julius Tapia Freshman JUjutap
Donnie Watters Freshman lukatheDON
Robert Weber Junior BobaFlex7
Peng Wang Senior RABBITJL
YinZheng Wang Senior RicoRodriguez00
Haoyu Yan Junior aR-Gi

 

Support Marietta College Esports

Follow Us on Social Media

Site Link
Facebook www.facebook.com/mariettaesports
Twitch www.twitch.tv/mariettaesports
Twitter www.twitter.com/mariettaesports
YouTube https://bit.ly/mariettaesports
Instagram www.instagram.com/mariettaesports

 

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Contact Us

Email

For more information on Marietta College’s esports program, email esports@marietta.edu. You may also contact any of our esports staff.

Name Position Email
Rick Smith Esports Director rcs003@marietta.edu
Matt Williamson Esports Head Coach williamm@marietta.edu

 

Recruitment

If you are interested in being recruited for our esports program, please fill out our recruitment form, and we will be in touch with you as soon as possible.

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