New State-of-the-art Esports Arena Opens at Lakeshore Technical College

Students can play for fun and try out for competitive teams.




Construction of a new state-of-the-art esports arena is complete and the space is now open to students at Lakeshore Technical College. Students can play at no cost for fun or try out for competitive teams. 

The college is a member of the National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE), the largest member association of college and university sponsored esports programs in the country. LTC teams will compete in the National Esports Collegiate Conference (NECC). More than 100 colleges and universities across the country compete in the NECC.

“As a member of the National Association of Collegiate Esports, we are excited to open this new arena and encourage students to visit and play for fun or try out for our competitive teams,” said LTC President Dr. Paul Carlsen. “We look forward to giving the other teams in our conference some serious competition.”

The new 900-square-foot arena with ultramodern lighting features 11 gaming stations and two gaming consoles, all with hi-tech computers, monitors, headsets, keyboards, and mice.

All students are welcome to play a variety of games including League of Legends, Rocket League, Smash Bros., CS:GO, and Valorant. Competitive student teams will play League of Legends, Rocket League, and Smash Bros. 

A Smash Bros. tournament is scheduled for January 5 at LTC. Admissions Advisors are in attendance of esports events to assist in any details needed regarding LTC.

For more information and specific tryout times, visit

Esports Arena

About Lakeshore Technical College

Each year more than 10,000 people enroll in courses at Lakeshore Technical College. They rely on LTC for job preparation, to earn a degree, upgrade a specialized skill, train as an apprentice, or seek a high school equivalency. LTC faculty and staff meet students where they are in life and help them get one step closer to achieving their goals.

LTC is a nationally recognized technical college. The college was ranked the #2 two-year college in the nation for adult learners by Washington Monthly, #20 in the nation for two-year college educational outcomes by, a top-150 two-year college for the fifth consecutive time by the Aspen Institute, and a top 10 Bellwether Award finalist for two consecutive years.

Approximately 800 students graduate from LTC each year, and LTC’s associate degree graduates earn a median salary of $52,000 per year. In addition to the Cleveland campus, LTC serves students in Manitowoc and Sheboygan, and offers classes at additional sites throughout the district. Visit LTC at