E.S.E.V. Zephyr is the student esports association of Eindhoven. We are the place where students interested in gaming and esports meet and play together. At Zephyr, we organize weekly training evenings and association evenings, where our members gather to play with each other. These evenings are held on the TU/e campus. During the training evenings, we help our members form teams for them to practice with and compete in the various student esports competitions held throughout the year. We also have over 10 member-run committees that organize fun activities and competitions, such as gaming tournaments, GlowGolf or BBQs. We are currently hosting League of Legends, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Counter-Strike, Rocket League and Valorant as main games. However, many members also join the trainings to hang out with the community and play other games. So no matter what you like, whether you just want to hang out with us or compete with a team at the highest level, everybody is welcome at Zephyr!
Every week we host 3 evenings of offline fun on the Tue Campus: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. On Monday and Wednesday competitive games are in the spotlight and Tuesdays are like mini-LAN’s where we enjoy games of all kinds.
At E.S.E.V. Zephyr, we actively support a number of ‘main games’ these are games that have a large enough community at Zephyr that we can make teams and competitions for. We do this by providing coaching, organizing fun and competitive events, hosting tryouts and maintaining a dedicated committee that oversees these activities.
These games are the main focus of our training evenings on Monday and Wednesday from 18:00 to 22:00. We offer 10 gaming PCs and 10 extra 165Hz monitors for teams to reserve and practice on during training evenings. The competitive games we currently support can be seen below, but this changes based on interest.
Regular casual gaming events are held in the form of bi-weekly Association Evenings, which take place every other Tuesday from 18:00-22:00. These evenings are called LAN-evenings are like mini LAN parties which are themed. Here, members come together to play fun games and participate in smaller, organized events aimed at connecting members. Examples of themed LAN-evenings are VR Games, Overwatch 2, Rhythm Games.
A new initiative has also begun to foster and showoff smaller communities within Zephyr, this is the Sub-Community initiative. Sub-communities are smaller communities that can be based around a specific game or a theme of games. These communities can be started by any Zephyr member and will get their own place in the ESEV Zephyr Discord server, as well as in our WhatsApp community. They will also have the opportunity to host fun LAN-evenings themed around their community, with the help of our Activities Committee. Examples of sub-communities are the following communities: Speedrunning, Overwatch, Rainbow Six Siege, Card Games, Sci-Fi Games, Rogue-Like Games.
In the 23/24 academic year, the 9th board of E.S.E.V. Zephyr is made up of the following people:
Kajie Wang as Chairman, Vera Bessems as Secretary, Bas Nijhof as Treasurer, Max van Riet as Commissioner of Internal Affairs, and Adam Fjeldså as Commissioner of External Affairs.
To see information about previous boards, visit our dedicated Boards page.
Our committees are divided into non-game (event) committees, game committees, organizational committees, and single-event committees. Collectively, they help our association run smoothly and make fun events possible. We have around 16 committees operating throughout the year.
If you feel like you want to talk to someone about Zephyr, personal experiences or just anything in general, you can contact a confidential contact person.
At this point Zephyr has two appointed confidential contact persons; these are Pim van Leeuwen and May Bobbe. They are both a member of the association and both have board experience within Zephyr. They are always willing to listen to anything you have to say, even if it is just for a personal chat. Furthermore, all of the conversations with them will be confidential and no actions will be taken without your permission.
You do not need to face big issues before contacting a confidential contact person. Even if you “just” feel uncomfortable or feel like talking to someone, a confidential contact person will make some time to listen to you. The contact information is listed on this page, but you can of course also approach them in person (during a training for example).
You can contact Pim as follows:
Phone number: +31 6 40 31 49 85
You can contact May as follows
Phone number: +31 6 31 99 64 11
Discord: May | BlackeyedNoname|#4740