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 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. 

SPRING 2020 Conference Schedule

Date Time Opponent
Jan. 25 9 a.m. University of Mount Union
Feb. 1 9 a.m. Trine University
Feb. 8 9 a.m. Muskingum University
Feb. 15 9 a.m. Mount Vernon Nazarine University
Feb. 22 11 a.m. Ohio Northern University
Feb. 29 9 a.m. Northwood University (Rocket League)
TBD TBD Lourdes University
Mar. 7 9 a.m. Tiffin University
Mar. 14 11 a.m. Northwood University (Overwatch)
Mar. 21 9 a.m. Aquinas College

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
Drake Newsome Coach  
Scott Cressman Senior MC Cressman
Lucas Danford Senior MC Nox
Ian Darling Junior MC Brimstone
Brandon Larsen Senior MC Lrsn
Windell Stratton Senior MC Cowboy
Kevin Zhang Freshman MC Moon



Name Year Screen Name
Derek Games Coach  
Vincent Anderson Freshman CapsLock#12112
Yousef AlTanak Senior chux#11826
Caleb Bradley Freshman ShadowDragon#1177437
Ian Darling Sophomore BrimStone#1133
Natalia Facchinato-Sitja Freshman ShadowAngel#11784
Drayton Piper Sophomore ShakenDwarf#1267
Manning Shaw Senior Granytsunade#1974
Morgan White Sophomore Neptune#12994


Rocket League

Name Year Screen Name
Brandon Larsen Senior Lrsn
Windell Stratton Senior 7 Time
Grant Swan Junior Thaxter21



Name Year Screen Name
Luke Fisher Sophomore smellzzlikeFISH
Alex Meyer Freshman SithJedi
Jared Strickler Sophomore jstricks66

Rainbow Six: Siege

Name Year Screen Name
Vincent Anderson Freshman LargeNuggo
Matthew Hoover Freshman Style
Dillon Lunsford Freshman DLuns51
Alex Meyer Freshman Frags-Mc
Zhenze Mi Senior lawrencemi96
Dylan Polz Freshman rez474
Robert Weber Sophomore BobaFlex7
Yinzheng Wang Senior RicoRodriguez00


PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds

Name Year Screen Name
Zhenghao Fu Freshman diudiutadie
Zhenze Mi Senior BLACK-BULLET0
Yinzheng Wang Senior RicoRodriguez00
Haoyu Yan Junior DALI_0000


Support Marietta College Esports

Follow Us on Social Media

Site Link
Facebook http://www.facebook.com/MariettaCollegeEsports
Twitch http://www.twitch.tv/MariettaCollege
Twitter http://www.twitter.com/mariettaesports
YouTube http://bit.ly/MariettaCollegeEsports


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Contact Us


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



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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