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Zachary Gandara

Director of eSports
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(508) 849-3452

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eSports at Anna Maria

Anna Maria Esports provides a competitive and supportive environment for student players to enter team-based video game contests against other universities. Just like other athletes, esports team members participate in drills and practices as they hone their skills to compete at the collegiate level.

In addition to our Varsity teams, Anna Maria Esports also provides a club environment. Students can compete against other college’s club teams and play for fun without the stressors of a varsity program. Club students also play in the esports center and have access to many of the same resources.

CURRENTLY SUPPORTED INTERCOLLEGIATE TEAMS 
Call of Duty
Counter Strike 2
Overwatch 2
Rainbow 6: Siege
Rocket League
Smash Bros

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Current Titles

Call of Duty

Call of Duty play consists of two teams competing in a professional match, they play three separate modes on different maps (Hardpoint, Search & Destroy, and Control)

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Counter Strike 2

Counter-Strike 2 is a multiplayer tactical first-person shooter video games in which teams of terrorists battle to perpetrate an act of terror while counter-terrorists try to prevent it

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Overwatch

Overwatch 2 is a shooter featuring 30+ epic heroes, each with game-changing abilities. Choose your hero, group up with your friends and battle across all-new maps and modes in the ultimate team-based shooter

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Rainbow 6

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six follows a secret international counterterrorist organization called “Rainbow” (or “Team Rainbow”; capitalization varies between “Rainbow” and “RAINBOW”). The series is set in the canon Tom Clancy’s universe, which is mostly shared with Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell and Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon

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Rocket League

Rocket League is a technical game which involves both high-level dexterity and fast-paced gameplay. While one of the most welcoming elements of the game is its accessibility and familiarity with traditional sport (soccer), the best players are highly advanced and have fine-tuned their mechanics

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Smash Bros

Super Smash Bros. is a crossover fighting game series where classic icons clash in the ultimate showdown you can play anytime. The series is known for its unique gameplay objective in that the aim is to increase damage counters and knock opponents off the stage instead of depleting life bars

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What are Esports?

Esports are competitive, team-based video games where teams of 3-6 players work together in real time to outsmart and outmaneuver another team of the same number of players. These games combine quick twitch fine motor control with the strategic maneuvering of chess and the teamwork of basketball

Our esports program aims to provide students with interests in gaming the opportunity to compete against other colleges across the United States. Intercollegiate esports has been a growing trend in colleges and universities across the United States and Anna Maria students is officially ready to “start”.

How many Esports are there?

A LOT! Most similar to Track and Field, esports players usually specialize in only one game, while the team as a whole competes in a multitude of games. 

Currently supported intercollegiate teams:
VALORANT, Counter Strike 2, Overwatch 2, Call of Duty, Rainbow 6: Siege, Rocket League, Super Smash Bros

Who do you compete against?

Anna Maria Esports competes at the collegiate conference and national level. We are members of the National Esports Collegiate Conference (NECC), Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC), and the National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE).

What do we call people who are on the team?

Players. Players are usually identified by the game they play rather than as a generic esports player. Example: “I am on the esports team. I am a Valorant player.”

Are scholarships available?

Players are eligible for scholarship aid renewable for up to four years as long as they remain on the roster and are students in good standing academically. Scholarship aid will be distributed based on skill level and team needs. 

Is eSports a varsity sport?

Our teams compete at a variety of different levels. The highest tier for each team is Varsity. These teams consist of the most talented players at Anna Maria for each title. Additionally, some programs offer a club level team which consist of students competing mostly for fun.

How can I join?

During the fall, each Esports title will run open tryouts for walk-ons. If you are interested in being recruited to Anna Maria Esports, please fill out the following form or email esports@annamaria.edu . Please include your contact details, the game to which you would like to be recruited, and your qualifications. Ex: Rank, Competitive Experience, References

Are students required to provide their own equipment?

No, Anna Maria Esports will use our Esports Center for all practices and competitions. This state-of-the-art gaming center contains 15 high-end gaming PCs and 3 console gaming stations with lounge-style seating. Students are welcome to bring personal peripherals, but all equipment will be provided.

How are students on the esports program supported academically?

Helping students succeed academically is the number one priority of Anna Maria Esports staff. The Esports Director conducts periodic grade check-ins to ensure players are succeeding in the classroom. The Esports Program works closely with the Student Success Center to ensure students are getting the resources they need to be successful in the classroom.

Upcoming Matches

eSports Calendar

DateTeamsResultsLeague
2023-09-25 19:00:00September 25, 2023Mount St Joseph
AMC Rocket League
2 - 3NACE
2023-09-25 19:00:00September 25, 2023 Oral Roberts
0 - 3NACE
2023-09-26 19:00:00September 26, 2023Overwatch 2
Emporia State
3 - 0NACE
2023-09-26 20:00:00September 26, 2023Holy Cross
AMC Rainbow 6: Siege
0 - 2NECC
2023-09-26 20:00:00September 26, 2023Southern New Hampshire
AMC Smash Bros
2 - 0NECC
2023-09-28 19:00:00September 28, 2023AMC Rainbow 6: Siege
St. Ambrose
1 - 2NACE
2023-09-28 20:00:00September 28, 2023Overwatch 2
Champlain
6 - 11NECC
2023-09-29 19:00:00September 29, 2023Drexel
AMC Counter Strike 2
-NACE
2023-09-29 20:00:00September 29, 2023AMC Rocket League
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
3 - 0NECC
2023-10-02 19:00:00October 2, 2023North Central
AMC Rocket League
1 - 3NACE
2023-10-02 19:00:00October 2, 2023 John Brown
-NACE
2023-10-03 19:00:00October 3, 2023Overwatch 2
Missouri Western State
3 - 0NACE
2023-10-03 20:00:00October 3, 2023Northern Virginia CC
AMC Rainbow 6: Siege
0 - 2NECC
2023-10-03 20:00:00October 3, 2023AMC Smash Bros
Assumption
0 - 2NECC
2023-10-04 19:00:00October 4, 2023Ferris State
AMC Call of Duty
3 - 1NACE
2023-10-05 19:00:00October 5, 2023AMC Rainbow 6: Siege
Kettering
0 - 2NACE
2023-10-05 19:00:00October 5, 2023AMC Smash Bros
Randolph Macon
0 - 2NACE
2023-10-06 19:00:00October 6, 2023AMC Counter Strike 2
Conestoga
0 - 2NACE
2023-10-10 19:00:00October 10, 2023Keiser University Sarasota
Overwatch 2
3 - 1NACE
2023-10-11 17:30:00October 11, 2023AMC Call of Duty
Keiser Flagship
1 - 3NACE
2023-10-12 19:00:00October 12, 2023Glenville State
AMC Smash Bros
2 - 0NACE
2023-10-12 20:00:00October 12, 2023Overwatch 2
U Ottowa
0 - 0NECC
2023-10-13 19:00:00October 13, 2023AMC Counter Strike 2
Old Dominion
0 - 2NACE
2023-10-13 20:00:00October 13, 2023U Hartford
AMC Rocket League
3 - 2NECC
2023-10-16 19:00:00October 16, 2023AMC Rocket League
Kettering
2 - 3NACE
2023-10-16 19:00:00October 16, 2023Highland CC
-NACE
2023-10-17 19:00:00October 17, 2023Overwatch 2
Northern Kentucky
0 - 3NACE
2023-10-17 20:00:00October 17, 2023AMC Rainbow 6: Siege
York
2 - 0NECC
2023-10-17 20:00:00October 17, 2023AMC Smash Bros
Carleton
-NECC
2023-10-18 19:00:00October 18, 2023AMC Call of Duty
University of North Carolina Wilmington
0 - 3NACE
2023-10-19 19:00:00October 19, 2023Highland CC
AMC Rainbow 6: Siege
0 - 2NACE
2023-10-19 19:00:00October 19, 2023AMC Smash Bros
Keiser Flagship
0 - 2NACE
2023-10-19 20:30:00October 19, 2023Marywood
Overwatch 2
-NECC
2023-10-20 19:00:00October 20, 2023AMC Counter Strike 2
University of North Carolina – Greensboro
0 - 2NACE
2023-10-20 20:00:00October 20, 2023AMC Rocket League
Post University
0 - 3NECC
2023-10-23 19:00:00October 23, 2023AMC Rocket League
Marietta
3 - 0NACE
2023-10-23 19:00:00October 23, 2023Manchester U
-NACE
2023-10-24 19:00:00October 24, 2023Overwatch 2
Minnesota State, Mankato
-NACE
2023-10-24 20:00:00October 24, 2023Fanshawe
AMC Rainbow 6: Siege
-NECC
2023-10-25 19:00:00October 25, 2023AMC Call of Duty
Southeastern Illinois
-NACE
2023-10-26 19:00:00October 26, 2023AMC Rainbow 6: Siege
James Madison
-NACE
2023-10-26 19:00:00October 26, 2023AMC Smash Bros
Widener
-NACE
2023-10-26 20:00:00October 26, 2023Overwatch 2
SNHU
-NECC
2023-10-27 19:00:00October 27, 2023Randolph Macon
AMC Counter Strike 2
-NACE
2023-10-27 20:00:00October 27, 2023SUNY Potsdam
AMC Rocket League
-NECC
2023-10-30 19:00:00October 30, 2023AMC Rocket League
Virginia Wesleyan
-NACE
2023-10-31 19:00:00October 31, 2023Lawrence Tech
Overwatch 2
-NACE
2023-10-31 20:00:00October 31, 2023New England Tech
AMC Smash Bros
-NECC
2023-11-01 19:00:00November 1, 2023AMC Call of Duty
St Ambrose
-NACE
2023-11-02 19:00:00November 2, 2023AMC Rainbow 6: Siege
U Michigan – Flint
-NACE
2023-11-02 19:00:00November 2, 2023AMC Smash Bros
Seton Hall
-NACE
2023-11-02 20:00:00November 2, 2023Holy Cross
Overwatch 2
-NECC
2023-11-03 19:00:00November 3, 2023University of Cincinnati
AMC Counter Strike 2
-NACE
2023-11-03 20:00:00November 3, 2023Arcadia
AMC Rainbow 6: Siege
-NECC
2023-11-03 20:00:00November 3, 2023AMC Rocket League
U of New Haven
-NECC
2023-11-04 19:00:00November 4, 2023Ferris State
AMC Rainbow 6: Siege
-NACE
2023-11-06 19:00:00November 6, 2023AMC Rocket League
Keiser Lakeland
-NACE
2023-11-06 19:00:00November 6, 2023 Grand Valley State
-NACE
2023-11-07 19:00:00November 7, 2023Manchester University
Overwatch 2
-NACE
2023-11-07 19:00:00November 7, 2023AMC Rocket League
Lubbock Christian
-NACE
2023-11-07 19:00:00November 7, 2023Indiana Tech
-NACE
2023-11-07 20:00:00November 7, 2023AMC Rainbow 6: Siege
UMass Amherst
-NECC
2023-11-07 20:00:00November 7, 2023AMC Smash Bros
Fisher
-NECC
2023-11-08 19:00:00November 8, 2023Michigan Tech
AMC Call of Duty
-NACE
2023-11-09 19:00:00November 9, 2023Camden County
AMC Smash Bros
-NACE
2023-11-09 20:00:00November 9, 2023Queen’s University
Overwatch 2
-NECC
2023-11-10 20:00:00November 10, 2023Thomas College
AMC Rocket League
-NECC

Meet Our Staff

Noah DeRossi-Goldberg

Rainbow 6 Head Coach
eSports

Zachary Gandara

Director of eSports
eSports
(508) 849-3452