BUCKHANNON, West Virginia – After successful back-to-back seasons, WVWC Esports is proud to announce the expansion of their esports program into a new facility to compensate for the size and demands of an ever-expanding program.

The new facility is currently retrofitted with 20 computers doubling our stations from the previous space with plenty of room for continued growth as the program continues to expand. The facility has also been retrofitted with a stage as WVWC esports plans to facilitate esports events in the state for all the up-and-coming high school teams in need of a place to run events. Originally the first college within the state to offer a varsity esports team, WVWC is dedicated to continuing to play a part in the growth and development of esports at all levels across the state.

Head coach Ethan Hayes said, “Everything about the new space is an upgrade. From the size to a new kitchen and especially the new competition stage, its good for my students to see all the hard work they put in paying off for them. I can’t express my appreciation enough to the school for continuing to be so openly supportive of our program at every step of the way.”

While the facility has a plethora of nicknames adopted by students at the moment, sponsorships and naming opportunities are available for the new space.  Any interested parties may contact the Office of Development at 304-473-8600.

Additionally, WVWC Esports is recruiting for the next academic year. We are currently recruiting for the following games:

  • Valorant
  • Apex Legends
  • Rocket League
  • Fortnite
  • League of legends
  • Call of Duty
  • R6: Siege
  • Solo Title

Interested in esports? Any questions pertaining to esports at the collegiate or scholastic level, can be directed to hayes at hayes.e@wvwc.edu.

West Virginia Wesleyan College (WVWC) is a private, four-year residential liberal arts and sciences college in Buckhannon, West Virginia. A tradition of excellence for more than 130 years, West Virginia Wesleyan is home to 14 Fulbright Scholars. The Princeton Review ranked Wesleyan as one of its 2023 Best Colleges in the Southeastern Region of the United States. U.S. News & World Report’s 2022-2023 Best College Rankings designated Wesleyan seventh in Best Value – Regional Universities (South). WVWC offers students more than 50 majors and 40 minors; graduate programs in athletic training, business administration, creative writing, nursing and clinical mental health counseling; 20 NCAA Division II athletic programs; multiple performing arts groups; and more than 50 organizations. Founded in 1890, the College is closely affiliated with the United Methodist Church and abides by the Wesley doctrine that emphasizes service to others. For more information, visit wvwc.edu.