UBuffalo Esports

A silver UBuffalo spirit mark is lit up by neon blue lights in the LevelUp gaming space in the Lockwood Library.

UB Esports Varsity teams compete in the Esports Collegiate Conference (ESC) which is operated and run by the Mid-American Conference of the NCAA. 

Varsity League

UBuffalo has four varsity squads that compete in the ESC: League of Legends, Valorant, Overwatch 2, and Rocket League. Esports, unlike traditional sports, has a shifting ecosystem. As new games are launched or change in popularity, the ESC may add or subtract games as they see fit. 

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Meet the Teams

Our varsity teams are comprised of full-time students (currently all undergraduate students, but graduate students are also allowed to compete). All our students have year-round opportunities to compete but only compete for one semester per year in the ESC. This includes Valorant and Rocket League in the fall and League of Legends and Overwatch 2 in the spring. 

Valorant Rocket League League of Legends Overwatch

About the Game: Valorant is a game where two groups of five players compete in a tactical action scenario featuring the classic plant-and-defuse mode and putting a unique spin on it with distinct characters and abilities. Players are tasked with either defending or attacking a site to claim victory against their opponents. For players to be successful, communication and teamwork are a must, with an understanding of skills and abilities of the catalog of in-game characters, rounded out by fine-tuned skills with a mouse and keyboard. Valorant was developed and published by Riot games in 2020. 

Schedules & Results

In the Esports Collegiate Conference (ESC), our varsity teams compete in Valorant and Rocket League in the fall and Overwatch 2 and League of Legends in the spring.

Check out our schedule and standings for fall 2021 and spring 2023 below!

Varsity Team Recruitment

Think you've got what it takes to compete with us on a varsity level? Show us what you can bring to our team during our tryouts! Information about tryouts for the 2023-2024 academic year will be available in August. Typically, tryouts for all varsity teams take place in late summer and early fall prior to the season start.

If you’re interested in trying out for our varsity teams outside of our typical tryout window, please contact us for more information. Mid-semester or off-season tryouts will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Contact Esports


James Basta, Coordinator of Esports

Student Life

University at Buffalo
300 Student Union, North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14261

Phone: 716-645-5358

Interested in sponsoring Buffalo Esports or one of our teams?

Erin Uppington

Associate Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations

910 Kimball Tower, South Campus, Buffalo, NY 14214

Phone: (716) 881-8051; Fax: (716) 829-4736

Email: eupp@buffalo.edu