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Frequently Asked Questions

The Seton Hall esports program is comprised of a number of initiatives across academics, research and student engagement. This list of frequently asked questions and answers will continue to grow as new initiatives launch.

What are esports?
Esports are organized, team-based, video game competitions in a global industry valued in the billions of dollars. Spectators from around the globe increasingly watch a variety of games, competitions and live tournaments. Esports includes competitive video games such as League of Legends (LoL), Rocket League(RL), Overwatch(OW) and many others that have a significant skill gap between casual and professional players.

Why collegiate esports?
Seton Hall’s seeks to meet a large demographics of fans and players who match with today’s college students. It is a natural fit for colleges and universities to compete with each other and Seton Hall students have been asking for university support while engaging in competition and increasing awareness of Seton Hall since 2013. We want to provide this opportunity to our students to practice their teamwork, develop career experiences and build leaders through our esports programs.

Is this an official varsity sport?
No, as of this moment the Seton Hall esports teams compete at the status of a club underneath the Seton Hall Gaming Sector Club under the department of Student Life. Our players and administrators are hopeful for what future chapters in the organizations history may bring. For now however, we seek to serve our school much in the same way other teams do and bring pride to Seton Hall Pirates everywhere.

When will intercollegiate competitions begin?
We currently are in 2 major competitions in the Big East Conference with our Rocket League Teams competing for the championship title in early December

What is the esports facility like?
With the refresh of the Anderson Public Lab 524 at Jubilee Hall the Department of Information Technology in partnership with the Seton Hall Esports managers launched the esports lab in the fall of 2019. Located on the fifth floor of Jubilee Hall, this space allows all enrolled students to try out new gaming experiences, connect with each other through intramural competition and serves as the home base of our competitive teams.

What are the lab hours?
Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. - 10:45 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday 9 a.m. - 10 p.m.

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