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SUNY Canton's eSports teams offer students a chance to participate in video game competitions at the collegiate level. Options include varsity and intramural matches. The College currently participates in Call of Duty: Modern WarfareFortnite, League of Legends,   Madden, OverwatchRocket League, and Super Smash Bros Ultimate, Smite, Valorant. Additional games and teams will be added in the near future.

SUNY Canton eSports logoSUNY Canton is the first college in New York to join the National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE) and competes with about 40 other colleges and universities in the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC).

Current and prospective students who are interested in learning more about joining SUNY Canton’s eSports program should contact eSports Coordinator Charles Murray (murrayc@canton.edu).

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New eSports Arena

SUNY Canton has opened the first collegiate esports arena in the State University of New York system. It is one of the largest dedicated gaming installations in the Northeast.

A student plays a game in the new Esports Arena.

The 1,800 square-foot gaming room went online with 25 high-end gaming rigs, SUNY Canton now has the largest installation of Alienware machines in New York state, according to company representatives.

Each station is equipped with ergonomic gaming chairs, multicolored LED backlit mechanical keyboards and mice. The room itself has been retooled with indirect lighting, lockers for the students and a team meeting space that will double as a streaming station for live broadcasts. In addition to the high-end gaming computers, the college added stations with both Sony PS4 Pro and Microsoft Xbox One X consoles to add future gameplay options.

A student plays Fortnite with a game controller in the Esports Arena.



Teams

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

The iconic first-person shooter game is back! Cross play, free maps and modes, and new engine deliver the largest technical leap in Call of Duty history.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

Team Roster & Schedule

» Call of Duty website


Fortnite

Fortnite Battle Royale is the FREE 100-player PvP mode in Fortnite. One giant map. A battle bus. Fortnite building skills and destructible environments combined with intense PvP combat. The last one standing wins.

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Team Roster & Schedule

» Fortnite website


League of Legends

Recently recognized as the most played video game in the world—100 million play every month—League of Legends® is a multiplayer online battle arena game (MOBA). Players choose a role from an expanding cast of powerful champions and join forces in strategic, fast-paced gameplay to take control of the enemy’s end of the battlefield.

League of Legends logo

Team Roster & Schedule

» League of Legends website


Madden

Madden NFL is an American football video game series developed by EA Tiburon for EA Sports. It is named after Pro Football Hall of Fame coach and commentator John Madden, and has sold more than 130 million copies.

Madden 21

Team Roster & Schedule

» Madden website


Overwatch

The world needs heroes. Join over 30 million players as you clash on the battlefields of tomorrow. Choose your hero from a diverse cast of soldiers, scientists, adventurers, and oddities. Bend time, defy physics, and unleash an array of extraordinary powers and weapons. Engage your enemies in iconic locations from around the globe in the ultimate team-based shooter. Take your place in Overwatch.

Overwatch logo

Team Roster & Schedule

» Overwatch website


Rocket League

Soccer meets driving once again in the long-awaited, physics-based sequel to the beloved arena classic, Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars!

Rocket League logo

Team Roster & Schedule

» Rocket League website


Smite

Join 35+ million players in SMITE, the Battleground of the Gods! Wield Thor’s hammer, turn your foes to stone as Medusa, or flex your divine power as one of 100+ other mythological icons. SMITE is a free-to-play, third-person multiplayer online battle arena video game developed and published by Hi-Rez Studios for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One.

Smite - Battleground of the Gods

Team Roster & Schedule

» Smite website


Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is a crossover fighting game published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch. The fifth installment follows the series' traditional style of gameplay: controlling one of various characters, players must use differing attacks to weaken their opponents and knock them out of an arena. Ultimate includes every playable characters ranging from Nintendo's mascots to characters from third-party franchises.

Super Smash Bros. Logo

Team Roster & Schedule

» Super Smash Bros Ultimate website


Valorant

VALORANT is your global competitive stage. It’s a 5v5 tac-shooter matchup to plant or defuse the Spike in a one-life-per-round, first to 13 series. More than guns and bullets, you’ll choose an Agent armed with adaptive, swift, and lethal abilities that create opportunities to let your gunplay shine.

Valorant

Team Roster & Schedule

» Valorant website