Tespa ®

What is Tespa?

Tespa is a network of college clubs founded to promote gaming culture and host the best college esports events and competitions. Together, our members are growing collegiate esports across North America both on campus and inside packed arenas.


We believe in a world where gaming is celebrated by people of all ages, recognized as a force for good, and a catalyst for bringing people together.

For College Gamers Everywhere

Our student members have established more than 270+ Tespa chapters across the United States and Canada, each serving as an open and inclusive hub for all types of gamers and games.

Join or start a chapter

  • 270+
    Number of chapters across North America
  • 102,000+
    Number of Tespa members/alumni
  • Boston University

  • University of Michigan

  • Ohio State University

  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  • University of Virginia

  • University of Nevada, Reno

  • University of North Carolina

  • University of California Irvine

  • University of Arizona

  • Texas A&M

  • University of Texas at Austin

We believe that gaming is always better with friends, and we pride ourselves on providing a home to all gamers, regardless of their background or the games they love.

Tespa is the world's largest operator of collegiate esports leagues, forging partnerships with ESPN, Twitch, and other platforms to create incredible broadcast and in-game experiences for students and audiences everywhere.

Play in our competitive leagues

  • 1,200+
    Number of schools that have competed in Tespa tournaments
  • $3M
    Amount of scholarship prizing awarded to students
  • 30,000+
    Number of competitors that have competed in Tespa tournaments

But who is Tespa?

Tespa began as an aspiration of three students seeking to make gaming a social activity at the University of Texas at Austin, and has grown from those humble beginnings into a dream for the future. Today, Tespa employs a team of over 80 students and graduates across the US and Canada.

While our passion for college gaming is boundless, we’ve never forgotten the roots of our ambition – helping students find a path to their futures through gaming.

Questions? Get in touch!