QUT launched Australia's first university esports program in 2017 with a purpose-built esports arena at our Gardens Point campus.
We are positioned as the leader in the Australian esports industry, providing a pathway from amateur to professional participation in all aspects of the esports scene.
QUT's own semi-professional esports team - the QUT Tigers - contest a range of esports events, including the League of Legends Oceanic Challenger Series (OCS).
Through the OCS, team members aspire to progress into Oceanic Professional League (OPL) teams and are supported through a structured training program, which includes physical fitness in our gyms, nutrition and psychological support, in addition to game specific training.
Our purpose built arena is Australia’s first university gaming arena. The arena is at the heart of the program and positions QUT as the industry leader in Australian esports.
Using strong ties to local and international industry, we connect students to opportunities and help them experience esports in the real world. Our program offers real experience in the ‘multidisciplinary’ roles required in industry.
Our students volunteer at events and undertake industry placements with some of Australia’s premier esports companies.
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QUT is conducting a wide range of research projects focused on aspects of esports, from factors influencing performance and motivation to impacts on wellbeing.
Lead by internationally-recognised professors in exercise and nutrition sciences, computer science, psychology, and other faculty networks, we are building on evidence-based knowledge, skill and understanding of all areas in the rapidly evolving esports industry.
Elite athletes program
Elite players are assisted through QUT’s elite athlete program, which support students in their dual careers of esports and their chosen profession. Our elite athlete program includes study support, membership to QUT’s College of Excellence and eligibility to apply for our elite athlete scholarships.
In 2018, QUT became the first Australian university to offer scholarships to esports players as part of our elite athlete scholarship program.
In addition to financial support, the program provides academic assistance through early class allocations and timetabling to ensure study commitments can be met.
Be a part of QUT esports
Everything you need to know about a guest esports membership.
Student and staff membership
Esports membership for students and QUT staff.
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