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 Warfare 2, Guilty Gear Strive, Halo Infinite, Hearthstone, League of Legends, Overwatch 2, Rainbox Six Siege, Rocket League, Super Smash Bros Ultimate, and Valorant. Additional games and teams will be added in the near future.
SUNY 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 Justin Brooks (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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.
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.
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