19th Varsity sport
Varsity competition to begin in fall 2023
Bluffton University has named Brian Williams to the newly created position of Esports coordinator. Williams will be responsible for the overall direction of Esports at Bluffton including planning, coaching, recruiting and managing the co-ed Esports program which will be Bluffton’s 19th varsity sport starting in the 2023-24 academic year. His first day is Nov. 14.
A 2022 graduate of Miami University (Ohio) in interactive media studies, Williams was a member of Miami University Varsity Esports. He was the R6 founder and game manager from September 2018 to August 2021 and helped grow the Rainbow Six: Siege Esports community, at both the varsity and club level, to more than 150 active members. As game manager, he led all day-to-day operations, long-term strategic planning, managed roster changes and scheduling, and organized local and online community events.
From September through November 2021, Williams helped progress the MSI Student Radiant Cup, a competitive, professional collegiate tournament in coordination with MSI and Space Productions with a sponsored prize pool.
He also has experience in Esports social media, tournament administration and online community administration.
“I am excited to contribute my talents and proficiency in Esports and communication toward Bluffton’s Esports team,” said Williams. “I would like to thank Phill Talavinia, James Grandey and the entire search committee at Bluffton University for this opportunity.”
Bluffton currently has 18 intercollegiate athletic teams including men's and women's basketball, golf, soccer, swimming and diving, cross country, indoor track and field, and outdoor track and field. Bluffton also offers football and baseball for men and softball and volleyball for women.