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The KU Memorial Union has reopened the Kansas Union, the Burge Union, and the DeBruce Center. Click here to learn more about our enhanced cleaning & safety measures, fall building hours, and other important updates. 

Jayhawk Esports


About Jayhawk Esports

In November 2019, the University of Kansas announced the formation of a varsity level esports team. The Jayhawk Esports Team is competiting in League of Legends.  

The KU Memorial Union provides program support and coaching as part of their ongoing efforts with student programs and events. The program was made possible through a partnership with KU Information Technology and Dell Technologoies. 

For more updates on the development of this program, follow along at @JayhawkEsports on InstagramFacebookTwitter, and Twitch.

Fall 2020 Tryouts

Jayhawk Esports will be holding tryouts for League of Legends, Overwatch and Rocket League on September 19. Click the link below and apply by September 17 at 11:59 pm.
CLICK HERE for the League of Legends application
CLICK HERE for Overwatch application
CLICK HERE for Rocket League Application

Interested in Jayhawk Esports?

Fill out a quick interest form here and we'll be in touch!

Jayhawk Esports in the News

ESPN: Kansas to add varsity League of Legends in 2020

KU Today: KU To Form Varsity Esports Team and Join NACE

LJWorld: KU to form varsity esports team, compete in League of Legends

KCUR: Don't Call Them Nerds, These Kansas Gamers Are Now Jocks At KU

About NACE

Additionally, KU joined the National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE). The National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE) was formed in July of 2016 and is committed to h

elping their members grow strong esports programs to benefit colleges and students alike. As a member-driven organization they formed to help legitimize collegiate esports by guiding members on starting varsity esports programs, providing a network of communication between administrators, a recruiting network and a collective voice representing almost all the institutions in the collegiate varsity esports space. Currently NACE counts more than 175 institutions as members, representing 94% of all varsity programs in across North America.