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.


Whether you enjoy gaming with friends or have ambitions to compete on the biggest stages in esports, Tespa gives college students the best opportunities to realize and embrace their passion for gaming.

For College Gamers Everywhere

Our student members have established more than 220+ Tespa chapters across the United States and Canada, each serving as an open and inclusive hub for all types of gamers and games.

Find one in your area

  • 200+
    Number of chapters across North America
  • 15,500+
    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.

While growing our chapter network, Tespa has forged partnerships with ESPN, Twitch, and other platforms to bring the largest and most exciting college esports competitions to audiences everywhere.

Visit Compete™ to see current tournaments

  • 1,200+
    Number of schools that have competed in Tespa tournaments
  • $1.29M
    Amount of scholarship prizing given out
  • 25,100
    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.

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!

  • Adam Rosen Co-president & Founder
  • Billy Sprout Competitive Coordinator
  • Bill Ware Graphics Designer
  • Valerie Wong Community Coordinator
  • Logan Fishel Competitive Manager
  • Tiffany Le Graphics Coordinator
  • Chris Kelly Community Manager
  • Tyler Rosen Co-president & Founder