About Us

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Three-Time National Champs

Maverick Esports is the official varsity esports program at Minnesota State University, Mankato and a member of the National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE). Our program was established in 2020 and began competing in spring 2021. We play Rocket League, Call of Duty, Super SMASH Bros, and more.

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Train & compete together

We take academics, skill-building, and teamwork seriously. Our varsity athletes uphold academic integrity and train for competition in our Esports Training Facility with specialized equipment and coaches. 

Varsity Esports

Hundreds-Strong Student Community

There are tons of ways to connect with other gamers on campus, including our Discord community, student-run clubs, and a special First-Year Learning Community where students live and take classes together.

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real-world career experience

We employ 10+ student workers and volunteers in areas including coaching, broadcasting, and marketing. Students develop career skills while helping support and grow our program.

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Sponsors and partners


Rockstar Energy Drink is a part of PepsiCo and offers a line of flavored energy drinks and is also partnered with pro esports team NRG.

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Version1 is a Minnesota-based esports organization owned by Vikings owners the Wilf family. Teams compete in Call of Duty, Rocket League, and Valorant.


KovaaK 2.0 is a training software that helps players improve their skills in games that benefit from an accurate aim. 


Mobalytics is a gaming assistant that tracks players’ gameplay to help them refine their strategies.

other accolades

Esports Awards, 2021

  • Top 10 finalist for Esports Collegiate Program of the Year
National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE) Conference, 2021
  • Top CS:GO Head Coach & Runner-Up Director of the Year
  • Top All-Star Team for CS:GO & Madden NFL 
  • Top Social Media Campaign
  • Top Shoutcaster Duo

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