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Esports Grandmaster


Six heroes descend onto the battlefield. Their commander, Evee Le BS’20, guides their strategy to outwit opposing college teams. But this isn’t a traditional stadium—it’s virtual. Le has been a coach of the U’s Overwatch varsity esports team since it launched in 2017. The U also has teams for Hearthstone, Rocket League, and League of Legends. It’s the first college-sponsored varsity esports program from any school in a Power Five athletics conference. Le, who is now pursuing her master’s in accountancy, already has a job offer from one of the big five accounting firms. “Parents might worry kids aren’t learning anything by playing video games,” she says. “But esports taught me teamwork, leadership, and how to think critically.”

Name

Evee Le, esport player and coach

Home Turf

The Salt Lake Valley

4.0 GPA

in high school, and 3.95 GPA as an undergrad

Skill Rating

Top 5% worldwide and rank of Grandmaster

National Titles

Two first-place and two second-place finishes

550+ College Teams

competed in the inaugural ESPN Collegiate Esports Championship

15,000+ People

watched the stream of the national tournament

10 Players

on the Overwatch team, each eligible for a U scholarship

Two-hour Practices

held four times per week

100+ Students

compete for walk-on spots each fall

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