We are Blueshell Esports, Twente's very own gaming and esports association, and the largest in the Netherlands! With over 200 members, 14 member-run committees representing different games and activities, and weekly online and offline events, we aim to connect our members in any which way they want. Each event is organized in order to represent a different part of the association and the community. That means, whether you are burning with a competitive spirit, or looking for a chill night of couch games and drinks, there's enough space for everyone in Blueshell.
Since its foundation in 1961, the University of Twente has developed many associations, ranging from large study associations to small cultural ones. With such an enormous variety of content, almost any student would have no problem finding an association that matches their interests. However, until 2017, the university did not have an esports or gaming association.
One evening, over a couple of beers, two Civil Engineering students decided that it should certainly be possible for gamers, and those interested within Twente, to be able to get together regularly. It all began with some talks with the Student Union and the formation of the first board along with three other good friends. These preparations led to the Kick-in market of 2017, where they were overwhelmed with over 120 interested students, already topping that of other associations.
Fast forward a few months to December 12th, 2017, where the first board signed the official Statutes, inaugurating Blueshell Esports as an official association. From there, Blueshell has provided its members with regular activities, acted as a social platform to meet fellow members, and invites anyone interested in gaming within the Twente region to come and hang out.
Now in the fourth year of Blueshell's existence, our member base and opportunities continue to grow. With the help from our enthusiastic members and board, we hope to become an integral part of the University of Twente's community!