Tiger Gaming League


The RIT/NTID Tiger Gaming League is a program for deaf and hard-of-hearing high school students with a passion for esports. The Tiger Gaming League begins with a series of virtual competitions on a variety of platforms and games, leading up to a national competition in person at RIT/NTID. Tiger Gaming League offers gamers an opportunity to compete individually or as a team, with plenty of competition options for the seasoned gamer!

The top gamers from the virtual competitions will be invited to showcase their talents at the national competition on May 2-4, 2024! During the national competition, you’ll compete with top deaf and hard-of-hearing gamers from across the country, get an opportunity to tour RIT’s gaming labs, and dive into hands-on workshops on game development and design!

All deaf and hard-of-hearing high school students are welcome to register individually or form a team to compete. Each individual or team must register with a coach from their school to be eligible for the Tiger Gaming League. 

Do you have what it takes to be a champion in the RIT/NTID Tiger Gaming League? Sign up today and start honing your gaming talents!

Registration for the Tiger Gaming League is now open for 2024.

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Tiger Gaming Categories

The RIT/NTID Tiger Gaming League offers individual and team competitions across a variety of platforms and games. If you’re feeling confident, you can register for as many competitions as you’d like!

The 2024 Tiger Gaming League game selections for all virtual competitions are:

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Don’t wait to sign up for this exciting event! We hope to see gamers from all over the country participate in this first-ever Tiger Gaming League series. 

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All competitions will include the most requested games in a variety of formats. The number of games and types are subject to change by the Tiger Gaming League staff. All information about competitions, games, formats, and rules can be found on the official RIT/NTID Tiger Gaming League Discord.

Students and staff who are registered for the 2024 RIT/NTID Tiger Gaming League will receive invites to our Discord from the Tiger Gaming League staff.

Virtual Competition

In Spring 2024, the Tiger Gaming League will open three virtual competitions with a multitude of games in various formats.

All virtual competition events will begin at 5:00 p.m. ET on each day. Competition schedules will be released and sent to all participants prior to the event. To get access to updates and current information, register for an event and we’ll invite you to join our Tiger Gaming League Discord!


First competition

In the first competition, the Tiger Gaming League will host tournaments and heads-up matches in individual formats. Participants may register for as many games as they would like.

The first virtual RIT/NTID Tiger Gaming League competition begins on January 30-31, 2024.


Second competition

The second virtual competition of 2024 will be a team-focused event. All games offered in this competition will include tournaments and matches designed for teams of 2-4 players. Teams must field a roster of 4 and may register for as many games as they would like.

This competition will feature the games Rocket League and Fortnite.

The second virtual RIT/NTID Tiger Gaming League competition begins on February 27-28, 2024.


Third competition

The third competition of 2024 will be the true test of gaming ability leading up to the National Competition! This competition will combine individual and team formats, and the top 40 players from this competition will be invited to the National Competition.

All games played in the previous competitions will be played during this final virtual competition. Games and modes are subject to change – stay updated on the Tiger Gaming League Discord after you register.

The third virtual RIT/NTID Tiger Gaming League competition begins on March 26-27, 2024.

National Competition

The National Competition is May 2-4, 2024, on the RIT campus in Rochester, New York. The RIT/NTID Tiger Gaming League team will announce the games and formats for the National Competition after the 2024 virtual competitions conclude. 

Competitors who are invited to the National Competition will be able to explore the RIT/NTID campus during their stay. There will be an opportunity for gamers to explore the MAGIC Center and RIT esports gaming lab. You’ll also have a chance to attend a workshop on game development and design and learn about the various game majors that RIT/NTID offers. 

To learn more about the 2024 National Competition, download our schedule today.

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The top three individual winners of the National competition will receive the following prizes:
1st place - Nintendo Switch
2nd place - Razer Blackwidow V4x keyboard and Razer Basilisk V3 gaming mouse
3rd place - Steam Shop digital gift card

The top three team winners of the National Competition will receive the following cash prizes: 

1st place - $1,000
2nd place - $600
3rd place - $400
The RIT/NTID Tiger Gaming League will also award a customized RIT Esports pro jersey to the gamer with the best sportsmanship. Be sure to bring your best to the battlefield!


To register for our virtual competitions, fill out the form at this link:

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After you register, you will receive an email with a survey from the RIT/NTID Tiger Gaming League team. The survey will include a variety of games that you can choose to participate in for the virtual competitions. Once the survey concludes, the top games for the virtual competition will be announced on December 20, 2023

Required Forms

Upon completing all forms and required documents, you may email them to ntidoutreach@rit.edu with “Tiger Gaming League 2024” in the subject line.

You also may mail all forms and required documents to:
Rochester Institute of Technology
NTID Tiger Gaming League
52 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, NY 14623-5604

Or fax all forms and required documents to 585-475-2696.

Contact Us

The RIT/NTID Tiger Gaming League is supported by the NTID Outreach Consortium. For questions about the competitions or for more information, contact Eunyoung Doucet at epdnca@rit.edu, by phone at 585-286-4555, or by text at 585-448-9651. 

Eunyoung Doucet
Assistant Director for Outreach and Special Projects