Varsity Esports

Bay State College has joined the National Association of Collegiate Esports, and will begin competing in regional esports tournament competitions Fall 2019.

Varsity Esports

Bay State College recently announced it will become the first institution in Massachusetts to join the growing esports space and National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE) with the intent to compete Fall 2019. 



Esports will add excitement to our campus community. With the hiring of new coaches and the building of a competition area, we are thankful for the commitment Bay State College is making to our first varsity sport.   - Richard McCarthy, VP of Admissions


Esports refers to the popular and rapidly growing field of competitive video gaming. The addition of an esports program is intended to promote a holistic approach to the college experience, while attracting students who possess skills including critical thinking, problem solving, and teamwork, which are transferable to success in the classroom and after graduation.


Why Bay State College?

Offered as our one and only varsity sport, Bay State College's varsity esports program will offer scholarships to a limited number of participants, meaning if selected your skills in the arena can make your college education more affordable.


As the first Massachusetts program to join NACE with one of a kind spectator events and top esports players leading the team, Bay State College will be the hub of Boston esports.


Meet Bay State's Coaching Staff


Matthew King, Head Coach


Matthew King has joined Bay State as the first Esports Head Coach. Matthew has been busy over the last few months, selecting and designing the on-campus competition space, recruiting student athletes, and promoting the program to the community at-large. 


In addition to being a skilled player, Coach King brings extensive experience in creating and managing esports teams at both the collegiate and semi-pro level. Some highlights of his career include time as a manager and coach for Octagon 7, a semi-pro League of Legends team; the Head Esports Coach at the University of Pikeville in Kentucky; and as an esports consultant for Stephen F. Austin State University in Texas. His experience spans some of the largest and most popular esports games, including League of Legends, Fortnite, Overwatch, Smite, Hearthstone, and World of Warcraft (WoW). 


Interested in competing on an Esports team?

Students must complete an admissions application and a dedicated esports application.


Bay State College is exploring varsity competition in League of Legends, Fortnite and more....!

*At this time, Nursing, OTA and PTA students are not eligible for Bay State College esports.