Minnesota Esports Club
Minnesota Esports Club is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and advancing the world of competitive gaming in the state of Minnesota. We strive to create an inclusive and thriving esports community, bringing together passionate gamers, industry professionals, and enthusiasts alike. Here you can learn about all the ways we have and continue to develop the Minnesotan esports ecosystem.
The Minnesota Esports Club emerged in 2019 at Wayzata High School, establishing itself as a student group under the guidance of former faculty adviser Peter Young. From its humble beginnings, the club experienced rapid growth, attracting more than 80 enthusiastic participants who shared a passion for competitive gaming. With a dedicated team and a supportive environment, the club set out to make its mark in the world of esports.
Our Core Values
We embrace diversity and provide an inclusive environment that welcomes gamers of all backgrounds, regardless of their gender, age, race, or skill level. We believe that everyone should have equal opportunities to participate and excel in esports.
We believe in the power of community and strive to create a supportive and collaborative environment for all gamers. We encourage teamwork, sportsmanship, and the exchange of knowledge and ideas.
We are committed to upholding the highest standards of excellence in esports. We provide professional-grade facilities, equipment, and resources to ensure that gamers have the best possible experience and opportunities for growth.
We recognize the educational value of esports and its ability to develop critical thinking, problem-solving, and communication skills. We offer educational programs, workshops, and resources to empower gamers to excel both inside and outside the virtual arena.
We believe that mentoring, Coaching, Content Creation, Team Organization, Community, Game Development & a path to higher education is crucial to the continued growth of our players and communities.
“MEC was a game changer for me, I started at the beginning in High School when we were just a club meeting from the lunch room, it helped me be more confident in myself and I learned I'd rather be on the production side rather than actually playing. After high school, I was coming out of a bad situation when I got the opportunity to work with Peter and help setup his new venue, the opportunity gave me the confidence and experience in my computer and networking career. I continue to work with MEC and Peter to this day, expanding my talents and connections while enjoying the community that comes along with it.”
TJ Kirtley - Tech Supervisor
At our club, the remarkable dedication exhibited by each member of our staff and volunteers is truly commendable. Their unwavering commitment and passion drive the club's success and ensure its continuous growth. Our staff members, through their expertise and hard work, contribute to the smooth functioning of the club. From Oganizing events and managing operations, they go above and beyond to meet the needs of our members. Equally crucial are our volunteers, who selflessly dedicate their time and energy to support the club's activities. Their commitment is driven by a genuine desire to give back to the community and make a positive impact. The exceptional dedication displayed by each of our staff and volunteers forms the backbone of our club's success. It is through their collective efforts that our club thrives and continues to move forward. You can see our full dedicated list of staff and volunteers here!
Wayzata Esports Club wins the HSEL Winter Open for League of Legends
Our Mission Going Forward
One of the primary goals is to establish esports programs in schools, community centers, and parks and recreation facilities. Additionally, the focus is on creating a clear path to higher education through esports, offering scholarships and academic support to talented gamers. College recruitment initiatives will be developed to identify and attract skilled esports athletes for various universities. Alongside event hosting, there will be a significant emphasis on event broadcasting and content creation, allowing a wider audience to enjoy and follow the exciting world of esports. To further integrate esports into education, a structured curriculum will be developed, incorporating esports into the classroom and offering students an opportunity to learn about the industry and related fields such as STEM.