Esports at South Dakota Mines

South Dakota Mines has the most important Esports neighborhood in South Dakota and one of many largest within the Midwest. We give attention to each aggressive and informal gaming with alternatives to hitch groups that compete in collegiate tournaments or participate in Native Space Community (LAN) occasions that carry all kinds of players collectively.

Esports Certificates Program

Get a deeper data of the extremely aggressive world {of professional} gaming. Our Esports certificates is 12 credit score hours centered on laptop programming, artwork and graphics, human elements, and abilities in management and teaming. College students additionally develop skilled attributes that will likely be used of their careers, similar to emotional intelligence, teaming, and communication. This certificates is meant to align with a scholar’s diploma program and extra-curricular actions with a purpose to domesticate skilled attributes by way of the examine and apply of Esports. See the educational catalog for course particulars.

Certificates Data Sheet | Certificates Credit Worksheet


  • Staff constructing
  • Sturdy social community
  • Enhance communication abilities
  • Management growth  

Esports Scholarships

College students chosen to play on the varsity Esports workforce could earn a scholarship. For extra data, contact our Hardrocker Athletics Esports Coordinator, Wyatt Engel.

Presently Hardrocker Athletics helps scholarships for the next Esports titles:

  • League of Legends
  • Overwatch
  • Rocket League
  • Fortnite
  • Dota 2

Varsity Esports

South Dakota Mines fostered the primary Esports scholarships in South Dakota. Being part of a varsity workforce signifies that gamers are held to similar expectations as all different athletes in Hardrocker Athletics

Membership Esports

Esports at South Dakota Mines began on the membership degree within the Fall of 2013. Because the institution of the membership, its grown to help over 100 scholar Esports gamers, throughout 18 separate groups and 11 sport titles. Groups are established primarily based on curiosity for the actual title and what number of college students present up for the related tryout. On the membership degree, we do our greatest to not make cuts, tryouts simply operate as a means for the membership to gauge talent and place gamers on the suitable workforce. Discover a full record of the sport titles we compete beneath right here:    

  • League of Legends
  • Overwatch
  • Rocket League
  • Fortnite 
  • Dota 2
  • CS:GO
  • Rainbow Six Siege
  • Hearthstone
  • Smite
  • Apex Legends
  • Tremendous Smash Brothers

This record will barely alter from yr to yr, primarily based on the present curiosity for a selected sport title.


Quite a few gaming occasions happen on campus all year long. “Simply Video games” is a weekly occasion on Friday’s the place players come out for a night of enjoying video games of their alternative.  Larger occasions embody Additional-Life, a 24-hour LAN for charity and LAN Mines, a match occasion and sport zone the place players carry their very own computer systems.  

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