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Start A Chapter?

Starting a chapter is the greatest adventure that college has to offer. Are you ready?

Start your adventure.

Starting a chapter can be a rewarding, life-changing experience and an opportunity for personal and professional growth. It takes a lot of grit to forge your own path, but the outcome is more than worth it. Leave a legacy for future generations of gamers on your campus for years to come!


Applications will re-open in early 2019.

Minimum Requirements

Applications that do not meet these requirements will be automatically rejected.

  1. Your organization must be officially registered by your college/university in the United States or Canada.

  2. Your organization must be game agnostic.

  3. Your organization must have at least three student officers including yourself.

    • Chapter President​

    • Vice President of Competition

    • Vice President of Events

  4. Your organization must have active social media, including a Facebook group or page.

  5. Your organization must have held two documented, in-person events.

Preferred Requirements

We highly recommend that you fulfill these requirements before you apply.

  1. Your organization has at least 25 active members.

  2. Your organization is at least 6 months old.

  3. Your organization has officer recruitment and transition plans.

  4. Your organization has a dedicated Tespa liaison.

  5. Your organization has a faculty advisor.

From our Chapter Coordinators

We believe that gaming brings people across all walks of life together. Whatever games your community wants to play, we want to support you. Our network of chapters is only as amazing as it is because of people like you who dare to dream of a world where gaming is celebrated as a force for good.

We’re excited to learn more about you and your community!


Frequently Asked Questions

How will becoming a Tespa chapter benefit my organization?

Tespa offers multiple support programs for our chapters, including a network crafted to connect you with leaders and resources in the collegiate esports industry, our membership program, and our Campaign program.

My organization supports non-Blizzard games. Is that okay?

Definitely! While Tespa is a subsidiary of Blizzard, Tespa is also game agnostic. We believe that there should be no limits to what games people can enjoy with each other.

What does it mean to "document" an event?

When we look for event documentation, we primarily look for photos and past event announcements such as a Facebook event page. If you do not have any photos uploaded to your social media, you may be asked to show some during an interview.

My organization has 3 or more officers, but they don't match the exact titles listed in the requirements. Is that okay?
We don’t require that you follow the specific naming conventions for these roles, but we want to see that you have an officer/officers specifically dedicated to running in person events and a liaison for your competitive teams.
I haven't heard back regarding my application in a long time. What should I do?

We receive a lot of applications, and we thank you for your patience as we look over each one thoroughly! If you haven’t heard back from us, you can check the status of your application by posting in the #admissions_support channel of the Tespa National Discord.

My application got rejected. When can I reapply?

We recommend you apply in the following semester after reviewing the feedback we gave you and improving on it. It’s great to see chapters filled with determination!

I have more questions...

And we want to hear them! You can contact the Tespa team on Discord or email support@tespa.org with any additional questions you might have.