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NKU Esports 2021 Spring Kickoff


James J. Buss, PhD
Founding Dean, Honors College
(859) 572.5946



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NKU students, staff, or faculty who are interested in forming teams should go to:





Call for “Celebrity” Participants

Are you interested in seeing your favorite professor take on the Dean of Students?  Would you like to see one of our student athletes play one-on-one against their coach?  We are looking for campus community celebrities to participate in exhibition matches during our weekly streams.  Celebrities can range from NKU athletes to the president of your campus organization to a member of the faculty and staff.  To volunteer or nominate a campus celebrity, email us at



Tournament Teaser

NKU Esports will be hosting weekly Rocket League tournaments beginning at the end of February and running through March. We are excited to highlight the existing NKU Esports Club and Varsity Rocket League team, as well as collaborate with units across campus to provide fun and entertaining experiences for NKU community. The event will begin Wednesday, February 24th and continue each Wednesday through the month of March. The final Wednesday night will include a final tournament among the top teams to determine who will play against the NKU Varsity Rocket League team in an exhibition match within the new NKU Esports Arena. Each member of the winning 3-person team will receive an Alienware S5000 Gaming Chair (valued at $399.99) thanks to a sponsorship with Dell Technologies. 

The “tournament” welcomes students of all skill levels! In collaboration with the Athletic Department, the Department of Campus Recreation, and the NKU Honors College, students who participate in the tournament or watch online will be eligible to win some great NKU gear!  

We invite students, faculty, and staff to form three-person teams at all levels of play, as prizes will go to teams at all levels of the competition. Teams can register for one week of the tournament or for all four weeks. Event organizers would love to see teams representing student organizations, student clubs, and academic departments or colleges. Event shoutcasters will even help promote organizations who register teams during pre-match and inter-match interviews.

Wednesday night matches will be streamed via the NKU Esports account and each evening will feature a “celebrity” one-on-one match between NKU faculty, staff and students. The live streaming will begin at 7pm each Wednesday with the “celebrity” match taking place in the Primetime hour of 8-9pm. For students who do not want to play in the event, organizers will be raffling off prizes to members of the audience during each live stream.