Ringling College’s varsity esports team, the Ringling Rollers, allows our students to compete and have fun gaming with friends while learning and growing through creative opportunities and events.
Esports is in line with many of our students’ areas of study and our varsity team serves as an outlet for engagement, growth, and competition, while also providing valuable real-world experience for future careers in game design and development.
Thanks to the College’s partnership with Mission Control and our engaged gaming community, Ringling College is thrilled to take its place amongst the elite esports competition.
Ringling College is a member of NACE (National Association of Collegiate Esports), the largest intercollegiate esports organization in the country. Our membership allows Ringling College to compete against other institutions in a professional and competitive atmosphere, and showcase our talent. NACE membership allows our students to compete against some of the largest schools in the nation, playing for trophies, prizes, and scholarships.
Scholarships are available.
Spring 2023 Competition Schedule
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Schedule
|Thursday, February 2||7 pm||Keiser University|
|Thursday, February 16||7 pm||Atlantic University College Gladiators, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate|
|Thursday, February 23||7 pm||Kennesaw State University, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate|
|Thursday, March 2||7 pm|
Full Sail University Armada, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
|Thursday, March 9||7 pm||Southeastern University, Fire Esports (Black)|
|Thursday, March 16||7 pm||Miami Dade College Wolfson, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate|
|Thursday, February 14||7 pm||University of Wisconsin – River Falls, Flatineline|
|Thursday, February 21||7 pm||Mississippi State Univesity, Overwatch 2 White|
|Thursday, February 28||7 pm||Western Nebraska Community College, Overwatch 2|
|Thursday, March 7||7 pm|
Tufts University, Overwatch Red
|Thursday, March 14||7 pm||Pennsylvania College of Art and Design, Overwatch 2-A|
|Thursday, March 21||7 pm||Park University, Pirates|
|Thursday, February 8||7 pm||Iowa State University, Meow|
|Thursday, February 15||7 pm||Kansas State University, Valorant Gold|
|Thursday, February 22||7 pm||Depaul University, Gray|
|Thursday, March 1||7 pm|
University of Ottawa, Red
|Thursday, March 8||7 pm||University of Missouri – Kansas City, Esports Val|
|Thursday, March 22||7 pm||Radford University, Valorant Red|
Meet the Rollers
Elizabeth “ehaydon” Haydon ’23 (Captain)
Hometown: Clearwater, FL
Katie “Unixx” Vautrinot ’23
Hometown: Bradenton, FL
Bennett “BlitzStorm” Hanus ’23
Hometown: Green Bay, WI
Evan “Neph” Lee ’25
Hometown: Somerset. NJ
Erin “Azuia” Traver ‘26
Hometown: Rochester, NY
Joan “JbuzXD” Buzainz ’26
Hometown: Tampa, FL
Lexuan ”Moki” Jiang ‘26
Hometown: Guangdong China
Chris “Fletch” Fletcher ’24
Hometown: Orange Beach, AL
Character: Captain Falcon
Viktor “Tachio” Niksdorf ’25
Hometown: Marblehead, MA
Jaehee “AsianShack” Kim ’24
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Sophie Leone ’26
Hometown: Chester, New Jersey
Character: Wii-Fit Trainer
Hanz “RawSauce” Ago ’23
Hometown: Orlando, FL
Character: Pokemon Trainer
Khyathi “Babyfood” Gowkanapalli ’21
Hometown: Dallas, TX
Aris “Evol” ‘23
Agents: Sova, Chamber
Jade ”Trius” Zhang
Hometown: Beijing, China
Agents: Jett, Neon
Keo “KEO” Mun
Hometown: Schaumburg, IL
Agents: Kay0, Cypher
Ana “POWER” Payro ’24
Hometown: Mexico City, Mexico
Dr. Tammy Walsh, Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students
Jekeyma Robinson, Associate Dean of Students for Student Development
Nick Deangelis has been coaching professionally for nearly 10 years, working with top ranked tennis juniors in the Northeastern United States. He started coaching esports more than two years ago, having worked with multiple college teams as well as semi-pro players/teams. He is also a certified sports psychology coach. Deangelis started coaching the Ringling College esports teams in the spring of 2021 (Overwatch and Super Smash Bros.).
The Student Smart Room, located in Goldstein Hall.
Practice at club Saturday 6-10 pm. Practice with Coach Rivers Wednesday 3-5 pm
Matches Thursday 7pm
Rules and Conduct: Team members only (Overwatch and Smash teams) will attend practices
Roll with Us
Make a gift to support esports at Ringling College. Your contributions will help create an outlet for engagement, growth, and competition for our students and build an exciting gaming community.
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OTHER WAYS TO PLAY
If you are a Ringling student, interested in esports but not joining our varsity team, we have opportunities for club esports as well. Get in touch for details.
Newsletter coming soon.