Indiana Tech eSports was founded on the premise of raising the bar for collegiate gaming. As a founding member of the National Association of Collegiate eSports (NAC eSports), our Hearthstone and League of Legends teams will be on the forefront of collegiate competitors! With our brand-new, state-of-the-art gaming arena, our players will have the proper medium for honing in their talents and skills. Not only will our players continually develop their in-game capabilities, but our program focuses on the active development of our players academically and professionally. Our goal is to not only have the best teams in the collegiate leagues, but to have to the most capable players in their prospective professional fields when they graduate from Indiana Tech.
Since 2017, Indiana Tech eSports has been the first school in the state of Indiana to award scholarships to our Hearthstone and League of Legends players. As a result of our developing eSports program, we are currently recruiting Overwatch players to add to our 2018 – 2019 eSports roster who will also be eligible for eSports scholarships! Additionally, we are always looking to add new talent to our rosters, so if you are interested in becoming a Warrior, then be sure to visit our Recruitment page to submit an interest form.
eSports Head Coach Phone: 260.422.5561 x3444
Wright is a 2016 graduate of Georgia Southern University of Statesboro, Georgia, and a veteran of organized gaming. During his junior year at GSU, Wright joined the Southern Collegiate Gaming Association and started competing at the collegiate level. He also served as president of the organization, running day-to-day activities and organizing fundraisers, viewing parties and charity tournaments. Also, while attending Georgia Southern, Wright formed the GATA eSports team at the university. After college, he assisted former teammate John Marvin in coaching and managing a challenger team that entered the NA Challenger Series Qualifier. The team finished in the top eight.
“We are extremely pleased to have Geoffrey on board as our new head coach,” said Kyle Klinker, Indiana Tech Recreation and Community Life Coordinator. “Geoffrey brings passion, leadership and superior in-game knowledge to our program. His previous experiences in the eSports industry and collegiate field will be instrumental to the development of our eSports student-athletes.”
Wright is originally from Nova Scotia, Canada. He moved with his family to Georgia when he was four. In addition to gaming, Wright likes to play the ukulele and Ultimate Frisbee, and he is a support main in League of Legends. His other favorite games are Elder Scrolls, Terraria and CSGO.
phone: 260.422.5561, ext 2147
Entering his third season as the e-Sport Coordinator, Kyle looks to build upon two successful seasons. Originally from Van Wert, Ohio, Kyle and his wife Jennifer now reside in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Kyle and Jennifer also just recently welcomed their son, Declan, into their growing family. In his free time, Kyle enjoys playing softball, basketball, fishing and playing his favorite game Age of Empires. His main efforts within the e-Sports program includes monitoring of all day to day operations of the program. He is also a member of the competition council with the new association of NAC eSports. The council’s main goal is to grow the association in terms of school members, recruitment, scholarships, rules and much more. “Being able to be a part of such a new and growing eSports program is a dream come true for myself. We are now in the starting stages of taking our program to the next level as the school has made a large commitment to our program by offering scholarships for the 2017-2018 academic year.” While being a main leader of eSports on campus, Kyle is also a part of Student Life from within the Student Affairs division. He works very closely with students on a daily basis as he is also the coordinator of the Fitness Center, Intramurals, Club Sports, Recreation Center and Open Gym.