Esports Team Twente is the 7th official student team of the University of Twente. We will be a team of students from in and around Enschede (not just the UT!) that will be working on Esports research, competition and awareness. As a team, we will be working on various challenging projects related to Esports, with the aim to achieve our primary goal: ‘’Taking esports to the next level!’’
Due to COVID-19, our initial planning has been delayed, but this does not mean assembly of the team is being halted. We will continue to begin the set-up phase for our team, which means that we will be recruiting new team members, defining our strategy and goals for the coming year and look for the best esports players the region has to offer. We aim to have established our team around September, after which we can (finally) start working on the many cool challenges esports has to offer. For more information, check out the goals page on this website. Moreover, if you are interested in applying for a position, visist the apply page to get informed about open positions. Deadline for applications is the 20th of june, 2020.
Currently, we are planning to start off Esports Team Twente with a League of Legends team, although we are aiming to have several esports teams running as soon as possible. That means that if you are an enthusiastic or top player at another game (e.g. FIFA or Rocket League), feel free to contact us and we will discuss the possibilities.
In short, we are looking for motivated students that want to be responsible for a professional (but fun!) organization, don’t shy away from a challenge and want to help bring Esports to Twente. If you are interested in the world of videogames and would like to apply your skills and knowledge from studies to help us with research, engineering or awareness, we would love to discuss the possibilities with you. For our competitive esports team, we are looking for committed players that are interested in competition in a professional setting, along with supporting staff.
Only a part of Esports Team Twente will be focusing on competition, for these team members (or athletes) we are looking for the best in Twente. However, most of the team will be working on many other elements of Esports Team Twente: research, management, acquisition, external collaborations, marketing & brand awareness, education and so on- for these disciplines, no high-end game skills are required, and any student interested in the world of gaming can become part of it.
Short answer: That depends entirely on you! Esports performance can be approached from various disciplines and there is a wide variety of interesting topics to investigate. What is the actual effect of cold fingers on gaming performance? How does a loss affect performance for the next game? What is the optimal posture during gaming? How can we extract the right information out of the PC/console? As a team member of Esports Team Twente, you will define your own research goals. Check out the Apply section of our site to see what our open positions are regarding research projects.
Being a team member of Esports Team Twente is a unique opportunity to be responsible for your own organization and be part of a ambitious team while working on various interesting challenges related to esports and gaming. During your time with the team, you will develop yourself as a young professional and get experienced with teamwork, time management and responsibility. What makes Esports Team Twente unique however, is the freedom we offer. For the most part, you decide on what projects you will be working on, whether that is an interested research topic connected to your studies or organizing an event aimed at showing off esports.
We expect the team to initially consist of 10-15 people. These will either be part of the League of Legends competition team (athletes, coach, analyst) or be responsible for (financial) management, marketing, research, collaborations and acquisition. As Esports Team Twente progresses, more positions will open for you to apply for, so keep an eye on our Apply page!
Due to COVID-19, physical events are canceled and we will be participating in digital events to keep you updated. You will have the option to ask any questions you can have and together we can see what the possibilities are. Meanwhile, you can also check out our News section for blogs and updates. If you have any questions, plan a casual meeting to see what’s possible or would like more information, you can always contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or you could sign up for our newsletter to get informed about the development of our team.