bethany lutheran college esports players solura, hunter, bradley, wizardish, and hollywood


Bethany Lutheran College seeks top-level competitors for Varsity and JV competition in League of Legends, Overwatch, Rocket League and other games.

Bethany’s Erik “DoA” Lonnquist is an internationally acclaimed esports broadcaster, an alumnus, and a founder of the esports program. By choosing to compete at Bethany, competitors are offered a state-of-the-art esports gaming facility for training and competitions.  

Contact Esports Director, Lucas Fricke, at

The Bethany Vikings esports team competes in tournaments among other colleges and universities for games such as League of Legends (LoL), Rocket League, Overwatch, and more. Team members attend Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato, Minnesota, (a south-central city of about 55,000 people). Fill out a be recruited form and visit Bethany today!

Scholarship Qualifications

Esports scholarships are awarded to top-level competitors who will represent Bethany Lutheran College on varsity esports or JV esports teams.

The awarded competitors must be a full-time student pursing a Bachelor’s degree at Bethany Lutheran College and maintain a GPA of 2.0.

In exchange for the scholarship, the student competitor must dedicate 10 hours per week to their respective esports team (including, but not limited to exercise, scrims, VOD review, team study halls, and other team activities). The competitor must maintain their main account in good behavioral standing according to the respective rules of each esport (permanently banned players may not participate in Bethany Lutheran College Esports.) The athlete must remain in good standing with the esports director and coach, esports teammates and peers, as well as Bethany’s faculty, staff, and fellow students.

Scholarships are awarded based on talent, behavior, academic standing and commitment.

Next Steps

Interested in studying at Bethany? Scheduling a campus visit is a great way to see what we have to offer. You can meet professors or sit in on a class too! Contact our admissions office to learn more.