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Senior Looks Forward to Career in Esports

Connor Lincavicks ’24 says he’s “loved every second” of playing esports as a Charger. Whether he was helping to build a team or representing the University at tournaments, he’s grateful for the opportunities he’s had to make connections and to grow as a leader.

March 27, 2024

By Renee Chmiel, Office of Marketing and Communications

Connor Lincavicks ’24. (Photo credit: Tyler Rodriguez ’24)
Connor Lincavicks ’24. (Photo credit: Tyler Rodriguez ’24)

When Connor Lincavicks ’24 was deciding where he wanted to go to college, he was driven by his passion for esports. He knew he wanted esports to play a central role in his education, both in and out of the classroom. He also knew he wanted to pursue a career in esports, and he found exactly what he was looking for at the University of New Haven.

A member of the University’s varsity esports program and part of the Halo team, Lincavicks has pursued his passion while building his confidence, his leadership skills, and his network. He also had the opportunity to help build a team. He has fond memories of his time playing esports with his fellow Chargers and competing against other schools.

“I have loved every second of it!” he said. “Playing on multiple rosters to building a Division 1-qualified Halo team from scratch will always stand out to me. I have enjoyed making connections with people that will last a lifetime. I have the best teammates I could ask for, and I get to do what I love.”

Connor Lincavicks ’24 (second from left) and his teammates.
Connor Lincavicks ’24 (second from left) and his teammates.
‘The greatest connections I could ask for’

Lincavicks will accept his bachelor’s degree in business management, which has a concentration in esports management, as part of the University’s 2024 Commencement, a three-day event in May that will take place on the main campus in West Haven, Conn. He has wonderful memories of his time as a Charger, including his internship with, an esports platform that connects high schoolers to opportunities in esports.

Recalling a particularly exciting esports tournament that he took part in, Lincavicks was introduced to new people and places. He’s built a robust network in the esports industry, both at the University and beyond.

“My favorite memory has definitely been traveling to Southern Mississippi University to represent UNewHaven in a college Halo tournament,” he said. “We finished in second place, and we got to show the skills that we have learned from our time at the University. Being able to meet the people we have competed against for years in person for the first time and to make those real-life connections was the best.”

Connor Lincavicks ’24.
Connor Lincavicks ’24.

As he prepares to complete his degree, Lincavicks is exploring positions in the esports industry. He’s excited to bring what he’s learned as a Charger into the real world, such as his communication and leadership skills. He’s also considering continuing his involvement with the University’s esports program, helping to create exciting opportunities for the students who will follow in his footsteps.

“The classes I have taken really take the concepts and put them into real-life scenarios,” he said. “This made it much better for me to understand them. I have also prepared for my success by making some of the greatest connections I could ask for. I am beyond grateful for everyone I have met. They have shaped who I am today.”