Esports was founded by Chris “Doc” Haskell and Brett Shelton in 2017. During a local news broadcast in 2019, Haskell laid out the ambitious goal of becoming “the biggest and the best” in Esports. After six years, nine varsity games, and 1,400 total matches, that ambition is becoming a reality.
Despite its humble beginnings, Boise State Esports has become a top program nationwide, competing in a variety of games, from Multiplayer Online Battle Arenas to card games.
Varsity games supported by the program include:
- League of Legends
- Heroes of the Storm
- Rocket League
- Super Smash Bros
Boise State has won multiple prestigious championships in organizations such as the Mountain West and the Eastern College Athletic Conference, and is a common sight at championship matches around the country.