Interested in Esports?
Check out Bridgewater College’s varsity esports program
Bridgewater’s esports teams compete in the National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE), the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) and the Mid-Atlantic Esports Conference (MAEC). As a Bridgewater esports athlete, you’ll have access to state-of-the-art equipment, dedicated coaching staff, along with a newly renovated competitive arena and practice room.
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Varsity Esports Team
BC fields varsity teams in:
- League of Legends
- Rocket League
- Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
- Overwatch 2
- NBA 2K
- EA FC
Esports Environment at BC
Bridgewater College has always emphasized developing and caring for the whole person, and BC’s approach to esports is no different. Esports athletes are required to participate in regular physical activity and study halls. All esports competitors are encouraged to prioritize their physical and mental health while balancing their academic pursuits with esports and other interests. The program prioritizes a safe, welcoming and inclusive environment for engaged students who are passionate about competitive gaming.
Broadcast, Content Creation and More
Outside of competitive players for the varsity roster, Bridgewater esports is also looking for students interested in broadcast, social media, team management, coaching, content creation and journalism. You’ll have opportunities to develop a professional skillset that prepares you for a wide variety of career fields—whether inside gaming and esports or in other related industries.
The Bridgewater College Esports Club provides a variety of gaming opportunities outside of varsity competition for any interested students. Ongoing events and activities on campus provide opportunities for event hosting, tournament organization, team planning and building camaraderie among members.
Head Esports Coach
Tristan Supples (“ItsTreestan”) graduated from Bridgewater College with a bachelor’s degree in business administration in 2021 and received his master’s degree at Arkansas State University in sports administration in 2023. He worked at the Bridgewater College IT Center for five years as a student and as Systems and Network Engineer, before becoming Head Esports Coach in the fall of 2022. As founder of the BC esports program, his goal is to develop a safe, fun and inclusive program for all students who want to pursue their passion for gaming and competition. Supples has had a passion for esports since his first encounters with MLG and professional Dota 2 in 2010. Since then, he has taken this passion into content creation, as well as high-level national competition in both Hearthstone and Team Fight Tactics.