About Grand View Esports
Grand View University Esports became a sanctioned program and sport in August 2017. Grand View was the first higher education institute in Iowa to introduce a varsity program as well as the offering of esports scholarships.
Grand View’s program continues to exponentially grow in players and titles offered! We compete in League of Legends, Overwatch, Rocket League, Fortnite, Valorant and Super Smash. In addition, we field Junior Varsity teams where roster sizes demand.
Over 4 years we have had two graduates and several in the 2021 graduation class who have been with us our full four years of establishment.
Where Do We Compete?
Yes, we have REAL seasons just like other sports. To give you a correlation, we can be compared to traditional sports in that the Fall semester can be viewed as our “developmental period” or what spring sports call “fall ball” prior to Varsity Seasons that happen in the Spring Semester. The fall is about tryouts, team organization and cohesiveness, various leagues and scrimmages and live tournaments whenever possible to compete and prepare.
More Than Video Games
If you think Esports is only about playing video games, you are in for a surprise! Our team takes pride not only in game success, but ACADEMICS. We conduct team study tables, team workouts, and focus on giving back to our campus and community. GV Esports hosts after-school groups in the Des Moines area where our team serves as mentors and have established a volunteer coaching program with the E.T. Meredith Jr. Club of Boys and Girls Club of Iowa. In addition, we offer summer and holiday camps for students to visit our campus and learn from our talented players and staff.
We have a variety of player ranks. We focus on recruiting talented individuals who desire to work hard and maximize their skills. If you are interested in joining our Grand View Esports team, please visit our recruiting page and complete our Recruiting Form.
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