Northwood University


Preparation. Patience. Persistence.

Northwood University is one of the premiere collegiate Esports programs in the country. We offer a 2,000+ square foot, state-of-the-art gaming center that caters to all levels of competitive gaming. Since the creation of the program in 2019, our teams have quickly climbed the ranks and claimed multiple national titles in Rocket League and Overwatch.

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Maui Invitational – November 2020

Maui Invitational – November 2020

Northwood University’s Varsity Esports team continues to dominate the competition during the 2020 fall semester. The Varsity Rocket League team qualified for the Maui Invitational this past week and quickly blazed through the competition.

Huefest – September 2020

Huefest – September 2020

The Northwood University Esports team took the number one spot in the Annual Harrisburg University Esports (HUE) Invitational! As one of 32 teams in the national Overwatch league, Northwood brought home the title of 2020 HUE Champions, defeating Maryville in the finals with a 3-2 win!

Rocket League National Championship

Rocket League National Championship

After a long fall semester, Northwood came out on top of the Eastern Conference playoffs and earned a bid to the Rocket League Collegiate National Championship (CRL).

Featured Player

  • Name: Leo “SZNS” Gzebb
  • Year: Senior
  • Team: Overwatch
  • Alias: SZNS
  • Major: Esports Management
  • Fun Fact: From California

Meet Coach Jacob

Meet the Director of Esports and coach of Northwood University’s Esports program, Jacob Jacob. Jacob has been in the esports industry for nine years as a coach, competitor, event coordinator and more. Jacob has been the Director of Esports and coach of the program since 2023.

Esports Invitational

Northwood University is proud to host the Rocket League Great Lakes Esports Invitational on May 8th & 9th, 2021.

More about the rules and the schedule of the event