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West Virginia University is launching its competitive esports team this fall. Esports is one of the fastest growing sports in the world, and the Mountaineers are ready to play.

Get involved with the team

We're just getting started, and if you want to get involved or hope to support the Mountaineers as they compete, there are many ways to do so. We're excited to connect. Join our Discord channel.

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Josh Steger

WVU Esports Director

Josh Steger comes to West Virginia University as the previous director of esports at WVU Potomac State College. Under Steger’s direction, the esports program produced multiple ranked teams and won conference titles in the ECAC and Level Next Big 12 Conference tournament. He was named the 2021 National Association of Collegiate Esports Madden Coach of the Year and is the former League Director of Guardians for Real Life Games. Besides his love of gaming, Steger has an intensive background in recreation and sport officiating.

Noah Johnson

Top 15 Pro Madden Player

Noah Johnson is one of the world’s best Madden NFL players. A 19-year-old economics major from Baltimore, Maryland, Johnson has been ranked in the top 15 internationally in the Madden Championship Series for Madden NFL. At age 17, Johnson won the 2020 Madden Challenge Tournament and collected a prize of $35,000. He finished in second place in 2020 in the Level Next National Championship for Collegiate Madden while playing for Maryland. At the professional level, he’s focused on the Madden Championship Series, which wraps up with the Ultimate Madden Bowl in February in Los Angeles, offering a prize pool of $1 million.

Interested in becoming a Mountaineer Esports athlete?

WVU is recruiting competitive esports athletes for the 2022-23 school year. Scholarships are available for students competing on the WVU esports team.

Fill out the Interest Form