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USC Sumter Esports Welcomes Honorary Team Member

Sumter, SC (01/26/2021) — There's a new honorary member on the USC Sumter Esports team. His name is Donald Smith and he is five years old. Donald joined the team through the Adopt-A-Child Program...

AP study: Nearly 90% of esports scholarships going to men

Colleges and universities rushing to invest in the booming arena of varsity esports are overwhelmingly committing opportunities and scholarships to male players, according to data collected by The Associated Press...

USC Sumter Esports Team Wins Championship

Sumter, SC (04/23/2020) — The University of South Carolina Sumter is excited to announce their Esports team recently won the National Junior College Athletic Association Esports (NJCAAE) Rocket League Fall Championship.



USC Sumter is an official varsity Esports program. Students are recruited from in-state, out-of-state, and worldwide. Students in the program compete through many popular games: Call of Duty, Overwatch, Rocket League, Rainbow Six Siege, Valorant, Madden, FIFA, NBA2k, and Fighters. Additional games are in consideration for each year academic year.

USC Sumter is a member institution in NJCAAE, NACE, the Carolina Conference, and more. USC Sumter also participates in institutional created seasons with colleges across the country.

Players and teams of all level and skill compete in the USC Sumter program. The program allows for player growth and skill development, while promoting opportunity among all.


USC Sumter’s facility is equipped with 20+ stations: with Gravity Gaming PCs, gaming desks, gaming chairs, and HyperX mice, keyboards, and headsets.

System Build 1

GG Nebula Z590A
Intel i7-11700K 8-Core 3.6 GHz
Fractal Design Celsius S24 Cooling
HyperX 8GB 3200Mhz CL16 RBG
Samsung 980 500GB SSD
Nvidia RTX 3070 8GB GDDR6
750W Power Supply
Custom LED and Logos
ASUS 27' 144Hz 1ms Monitor

System Build 2

Fractal Define R6
Intel I7-8700 HEXACORE 3.2GHz
Cooler Master Hyper 212
HyperX Fury 2666 C16 2x8GB
Samsung 860 EVO 500GB SSD
ASUS GeForce 1080 Turbo
Cooler Master 650w Power Supply
Custom LED and Logos
ASUS 27’ 144HZ 1ms Monitor

System Build 3

Fractal Define R6
Gigabyte GA-Z97X-SLI
Intel I7 4790K 6 Core 3.5GHz
Asetek 520LC
RipjawsX DDR3 2133 C10 2x8GB
Samsung 980 PRO 500GB SSD
ASUS GeForce 1080 Turbo
700W Power Supply
Custom LED and Logos
ASUS 27’ 144Hz 1ms Monitor 

System Build 4

Fractal Define R6
Intel I9-9900K 8-Core, 3.6GHz
Fractal Celsius S24 Cooling
Kingston 8GB x4 2666MHz DDR4
Samsung 970 EVO 250GB M.2 PCIe SSD
ASUS 2080 8GB GDDR6 PCIe3.0
Cooler Master 650w
Custom LED and Logos
ASUS 27’ 144HZ 1ms Monitor x 2 

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Games & Teams

Call of Duty

Call of Duty is a first-person shooter video game franchise published by Activision. The games were first developed by Infinity Ward, then also by Treyarch and Sledgehammer Games. Several spin-off and handheld games were made by other developers. The most recent title, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, was released on October 25, 2019.

Overwatch 2

Overwatch 2 assigns players into two teams of six, with each player selecting from a roster of 30 characters, known as "heroes," each with a unique style of play. The game was initially launched with casual play, with a competitive ranked mode, various 'arcade' game modes, and a player-customizable server browser subsequently included following its release.

Rocket League

Soccer meets driving once again in this physics-based multiplayer-focused sequel to Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars. Choose a variety of high-flying vehicles equipped with huge rocket boosters to score aerial goals and pull-off game-changing saves.

Rainbow Six Siege

Rainbow Six Siege puts heavy emphasis on environmental destruction and cooperation between players. Each player assumes control of an attacker or a defender in different gameplay modes such as rescuing a hostage, defusing a bomb, and taking control of an objective within a room.


Valorant is a free-to-play first-person hero shooter developed and published by Riot Games, for Microsoft Windows. First teased under the codename Project A in October 2019, the game began a closed beta period with limited access on April 7, 2020, followed by an official release on June 2, 2020.


Become the Face of the Franchise and control your NFL superstar journey starting in the College Football Playoff, compete against or play with friends online or side by side, take your team from pre-season to Super Bowl champions, and be at the center of every play so you can achieve gridiron greatness.


NBA 2K series is a series of basketball sports simulation video games developed and released annually since 1999. The premise of each game in the series is to emulate the sport of basketball, more specifically, the National Basketball Association, and present improvements over the previous installments. 


FIFA is a series of association football video games or football simulator, released annually by Electronic Arts under the EA Sports label.  The Guardian called the series "the slickest, most polished and by far the most popular football game around." As of 2011, the FIFA franchise has been localised into 18 languages and available in 51 countries.

Super Smash Bros.

Super Smash Bros. is a crossover fighting video game between several different Nintendo franchises, including Mario, The Legend of Zelda, Star Fox, Yoshi, Donkey Kong, Metroid, F-Zero, Mother, Kirby, and Pokémon. It presents a cast of characters and locations from these franchises and allows players to use each character's unique skills.

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