Esports

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Buffalo Esports teams represent the university in high-level competitive play and provide students with opportunity to build critical thinking and strategy skills.

About

Buffalo Esports moved from club to varsity status in 2020 based on its growing popularity with students and the ongoing commitment by the university to support competitive game play. Esports is known for its critical thinking, strategy, comradery and teamwork.

Buffalo Esports is a member of the Esports Collegiate Conference, competing in highly popular games such as Overwatch, League of Legends and Rocket League.

Not ready for varsity play? SUNY League is available for intermural play. UB students interested in the SUNY league should join the Buffalo Esports discord to work with the different clubs and to register.

Meet the Teams

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Yinuo Chen

Hometown: China
Major: Computer Science
Player Handle: hi im enuo
What drew you to Esports at the collegiate level? Passion for competition
What is your favorite game? League of Legends

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Haopeng He

Hometown: China
Major: Business Administration
Player Handle: Kenas
What drew you to Esports at the collegiate level? Scholarship and the excitement of competing with top universities
What is your favorite game? League of Legends

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Huang Li

Hometown: Queens, N.Y.
Major: Communication Studies
Player Handle: Kyriu
What drew you to Esports at the collegiate level? Passion and my competitive mindset
What is your favorite game? League of Legends

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Jason Seet

Hometown: Queens, NY
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Player Handle: Seet
What drew you to Esports at the collegiate level? Passion for competition
What is your favorite game? League of Legends

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Derek Yu

Hometown: Brooklyn, N.Y.
Major: Administration
Player Handle: Ghoulster
What drew you to Esports at the collegiate level? Watching professional esports players succeed internationally
What is your favorite game?  League of Legends

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Esports Collegiate Conference Schedule

Want to Get Involved?

Buffalo Esports is an umbrella for on-campus gaming clubs. Students interested in making new friends, honing their skills in a competitive setting, or just finding people to play with are encouraged to participate in a variety of organized activities and events, including game nights, competitive recruitment drives, coaching opportunities and more.

Members who prove their skills can join teams to compete in intercollegiate events. Buffalo Esports currently houses clubs for games like League of Legends, Dota 2, Counter-Strike (CS: GO), Overwatch, Super Smash Bros., Rocket League, and Rainbow Six Siege, but we are always looking to expand. 

Join Buffalo Esports

If you would like to find people interested in a game you are passionate about, please join UBuffalo Esports Discord and message a board member.

Buffalo Esports Staff Contact

Mike Yates, Esports Coordinator
mnyates@buffalo.edu
716-645-5385

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Sponsorship Opportunities

Interested in sponsoring Buffalo Esports or one of our teams? To find out how you can get involved, please contact Nick Lane, Associate Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations or call (716) 881-8051.

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106 Red Jacket Quadrangle, North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14261

Phone: (716) 645-2171; Toll Free: (866) 285-8806; Fax: (716) 645-3829