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Esports.

Power up and enter the world’s fastest-growing spectator sport.

Catawba College offers an esports program as part of its athletics offerings for the 2018-2019 academic year.  

With the addition of our esports program, Catawba joined over 60 other colleges and universities offering the program that has become the world’s fastest-growing spectator sport.

The addition of esports allows us to meet our students from all majors and academic areas where their interests are and provides our current and future student-athletes with a new and exciting intercollegiate sport.

Interested in playing esports at Catawba, or just have a question about our Esports program? We'd love to hear from you.

Esports equipment
Esports Arena.

We are currently in the process of finalizing the Catawba College esports gaming lab in the Cannon Student Center, the hub of student activities. This space already features or will soon include state of the art gaming desks, peripherals, and PCs. This involves the creation of a game day viewing area with a video wall accessible to all on campus, as well as a community-focused game lounge that will include both retro and modern game options for play. 

The addition of esports allows us to meet our students where their interests are. Esports gives Catawba another pathway for student recruitment and provides our current and future student-athletes with a new and exciting intercollegiate sport. Students who are varsity players on Catawba’s esports team will receive scholarships and compete nationally.

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Meet the Coordinator

Gidd Sasser

Esports Coordinator 
Phone: (704) 637-4199
E-mail: gcsasser18@catawba.edu

Sasser’s esports experience as a head coach, manager, scout, event coordinator, and a business adviser spans both collegiate and professional leagues in the Americas, Europe, and Korea, with a lifetime record of 142-60 (70% win rate).