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Founded in 2022, the WSU Global Campus Esports Team is the official team for Washington State University’s fully online campus. We represent Global Campus at national-level collegiate esports competitions. We are affiliated with the Electronic Gaming Federation (EGF) and are currently participating only in competitions in the video game title “Rocket League.”

The team is currently composed of three members who receive a scholarship for their participation in the team. The team is coached by James “Hops” Hoplin, WSU Global Campus’ esports coordinator.

Global Campus Esports was created as a way to build community and camaraderie among Global Campus Cougs by taking advantage of an innovative and exciting sporting opportunity that can be easily enjoyed virtually by students around the world: competitive esports. Our team was founded with three principles in mind: Connection. Competition. Inclusion.

  • Connection—We’re students. We’re online. We’re Cougs. Spread throughout the nation and the world, esports are a great way to bridge the distance, connecting students and staff alike.
  • Competition—Being an online student shouldn’t limit your ability to participate in competitive sports. With Global Campus Esports, students can participate in varsity level competitions and represent the Cougar nation.
  • Inclusion—Everyone is welcome in the WSU family. Gaming can break down barriers and allow students to get to know people they would not otherwise have met.

If you would like to get involved with the team or learn more about esports at WSU, contact James Hoplin at You can also get updates on Global Campus esports competitions and activities by following WSU Global Campus on Facebook and Twitter.