UCI Esports is always looking out for new talent to join our scholarship teams. If you are interested, here’s some basic information to help make this process easier!


  • Must be a current or incoming full-time student at UCI
  • Learn more about UCI Admissions
  • Must be at at least Master (League of Legends) or Grandmaster (Overwatch)

Application Process

  • Fill out our Recruitment Interest form
  • Eligible applicants will be put in contact with someone from the program to discuss next steps
  • Priority applicants will have a chance to visit the campus and facility, meet current team members, coaches, and program staff
  • Priority applicants may receive a pre-tryout for coaches to understand their play style, communication skills, and game sense
  • Tryouts will be held during or shortly before the school year, depending on the season’s schedule
  • A final roster will be finalized before the season begins

Scholarship Details & FAQ

  • We currently have a team for League of Legends and Overwatch
  • Scholarships are $5610 for League of Legends and $2500 for Overwatch
  • Substitute players receive the same scholarship as starting players
  • Amounts are subject to change based on program funding for the year
  • Teams have full support staff including coaches, managers, analysts
  • An open letter to prospective applicants

If you have any additional questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at esports@uci.edu!