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Esports at Concordia

Welcome to the Home Page of Concordia University – St. Paul Esports! Started in 2019, the Esports program has developed into one of the fastest-growing sports on campus and is currently competing in 6 different titles: Overwatch, League of Legends, Valorant, Rocket League, Super Smash Brothers, and Hearthstone, with more coming in the future.  With the Esports industry surpassing the $1 billion mark in 2021, there is a lot of excitement surrounding the growth of Esports on college campuses and Concordia University – St. Paul is no exception.  With a state-of-the-art practice facility and competition arena, dedicated coaches, personalized merchandise, and a growing social media presence, Concordia University – St. Paul is the premiere Esports program in Minnesota.

About the Team

Tyler Pauly was hired in 2021 as the Esports Program Director and Head Coach and John Bode is an assistant coach and works primarily with the Overwatch team.  We currently have over 30 players on our program roster including multiple scholarship athletes. Concordia University – St. Paul Esports is a member of the National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE), a leading organization in collegiate Esports. CSP Esports also considers education to be an important part of every athlete’s time here on campus. To help encourage and support students’ academic progress, we require our student-athletes to be in good academic standing, enrolled as a full-time student* (12+ credits for undergraduate, 6+ for graduate), and be a degree-seeking student with a GPA of 2.0 or higher. If you are interested in joining our program, please click here

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Meet the TeaM

The Games we play

  • League of Legends
  • Overwatch
  • Valorant
  • Rocket League
  • Super Smash Brothers Ultimate
  • Hearthstone

Tyler Pauly

Head Esports Coach

Jake Wakem

Director of Student Life Education & Leadership