The University is a member of the National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE), and offers eSports as the University’s first–and only–varsity sport.  The program will launch for fall 2018 and is under the leadership of Program Director Chad Smeltz and Head Coach Jeff Wang. Smeltz is a long-time esports coach and Harrisburg native. Wang is a world-ranked gamer.

Additionally, the University will offer 15 full athletic scholarships to students who make the team.

The varsity team will have the opportunity to compete in some of the most popular eSports games around the world, including “League of Legends,” “Overwatch” and “Hearthstone.”

Students must complete an admissions application  and complete an eSports application.  While all students who apply to HU are automatically considered for an academic scholarship, students who make the team will have their scholarships updated to reflect the varsity scholarships.


Questions? Contact Steven Infanti at 717.901.5146 or email Connect@HarrisburgU.edu