Bay State College has joined the National Association of Collegiate Esports, and will begin competing in regional esports tournament competitions Fall 2019.
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 will sponsor varsity esports scholarships students, meaning that 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
A national search is currently underway for our head coach. Check back soon for more information!
Join the Team
Students must complete an admissions and a dedicated esports application. Upon hiring the head coach, additional information regarding the esports application and team tryouts will be made available.*
NACE is a member driven organization that focuses on the positive development of esports programs at the collegiate level, and advocates for members to create varsity programs that include scholarships for its participants and a strong institutional commitment to the sport. NACE is the only association of college and university sponsored esports programs that promotes the education and development of students through intercollegiate esports.
*At this time, PTA and Nursing students are not eligible for Bay State College esports.