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Pepperdine Esports focuses on a holistic approach to collegiate esports to promote a philosophy of wellbeing through Game-Life balance, character development, and mentorship.

Our teams within Pepperdine Esports include: League of Legends, Overwatch, Valorant, and Super Smash Brothers Ultimate. Our teams practice on high-quality gaming PCs and consoles in the Genesis Lab, the Maker's Space, located on the second floor of Payson Library conveniently located on main campus.


The Pepperdine Esports teams hold co-ed rosters of about five-eight athletes per team. Each practices two-three times per week led by the head coach and/or team captain. Practices are held typically in the Genesis Lab or remotely.

Participation in team practices and meetings are important aspects of team membership and further enhance team camaraderie tremendously.


Competitive Teams

Overwatch Team

Overwatch Team

Super Smash Brothers Ultimate Team

Super Smash Bros Team


Players on our competitive teams are supported by passionate coaches and administrative staff and can expect an exciting year of collegiate competition. Notable other features of our program: personalized jerseys, features in Pepperdine Esports streaming and video content, experience in the esports and gaming industry, and chances to practice leadership both in and out of game.



wcc Champs



If you would like to donate to our Esports teams, please go to Esports - Pepperdine Crowdfunding.

Contact and Connect

Esports Staff

  • Director of Campus Recreation and Esports: Robb Bolton 
  • Coordinator of Recreational Sports - Julian Baker
  • Head Coach, League of Legends - Jonathan Friedrich
  • Head Coach, Super SMASH Ultimate - Kia Dargahi
  • Head Coach, Overwatch 2 - Trevor Mendez
  • Head Coach, Valorant - Vacant
  • Social Media and Marketing Manager - Juli Wagner
  • Socia Media and Marketing Manager - Joey Darvish


  • Xulian Garcia-Ramos - League of Legends
  • Ray Truter - Super SMASH Ultimate
  • Juli Wagner - Overwatch
  • Brian Wagner - Valorant



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