Rules & FAQ

Esports

Rules and Procedures

To maintain our facility as a welcoming and enjoyable environment for all, University Code of Conduct rules are in effect. Additional facility rules include:

  • No food or drink permitted.
  • Please sanitize before entering, and keep your station neat.
  • No personal keyboards/mice are permitted. USB controllers may be used with permission from the Esports Arena staff.
  • Please keep any bags that you have underneath your table at all times.
  • The six computer stations on stage, five computers in the glass room and two computers at the broadcast location are reserved for University players and staff only.
  • No toxicity, cheating or harassment will be tolerated.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is an “Esports Arena”?

For the uninitiated, esports is what we call organized competitive gaming. Esports athletes compete in various video game titles in the same way as athletes in traditional sports. Some of the most popular games include Overwatch, League of Legends, Rocket League, Hearthstone, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Our “Esports Arena” is a facility that is used to support esports competition and gaming for the campus community. It features 38 gaming PCs, a Nintendo Switch console and streaming broadcast capabilities.

Are students able to compete for the university?

Yes! We offer Varsity teams in Valorant, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Hearthstone, League of Legends, Overwatch and Rocket Leage. Tryouts to fill open roster spots are normally held in September. Applications to be considered for an in-person tryout normally open in mid-late August. Players that miss the tryout window, are not offered an in-person tryout, or do not make the teams are encouraged to reach out to the Video Game Tournament Club as a way to keep playing and competing in the games of their choice. Interested individuals can also be a part of our program as managers, broadcasters, and producers. For additional information, contact esports@udel.edu.

Are only team members allowed to use the Esports Arena?

No! The Esports Arena is open to the entire student body. Students are able to reserve PCs using their regular log-in credentials at any available station.

What games are available to play in the Esports Arena? Is it only for competitive multiplayer games like Overwatch and League of Legends?

A wide variety of games will be available to play in the Esports Arena, not only competitive esports titles. See below for a full list of available titles, which we will be updating frequently based on demand.

Do I need to personally own the games that I want to play in the Esports Arena?

The Student Centers provides a handful of licenses for some titles in order for users to play without needing to own the game personally. For most competitive games, players usually prefer to use their own accounts in order to maintain their rankings and stat-tracking, so we will provide a small number of licenses for players who want to play on a more casual basis. Each computer in the Esports Arena runs on software called ggLeap, which makes it easy for users to log into various game launchers (Steam, Battle.net, etc.) in order to play the games they own.

Are RSOs or University departments able to reserve the Esports arena for events?

We are currently working on what the reservation process will be for events in the Esports Arena. The primary function of the Arena is to be a public space for the campus community to use at their leisure, as well as to support our varsity program, so events reservations will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

When did the Esports Arena open?

The Esports Arena first opened on February 10, 2020.

Games Available in the Arena

  1. Age of Empires IV (Steam Account Required)
  2. Apex Legends
  3. Among Us (Account Required)
  4. Brawlhalla (Account Required)
  5. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War (Account Required)
  6. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (Account Required)
  7. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II (Account Required)
  8. Counter Strike: Global Offensive
  9. Dead by Daylight (Account Required)
  10. Deep Rock Galactic (Account Required)
  11. Destiny 2 (Account Required)
  12. Dota 2
  13. Dragon Ball FighterZ
  14. Elden Ring (Steam Account Required)
  15. Fall Guys
  16. The Finals (Steam Account Required)
  17. Fortnite
  18. Genshin Impact (Account Required)
  19. Grand Theft Auto V (Steam Account Required)
  20. Guilty Gear Strive (Two Center Accounts Available)
  21. Halo Infinite (Account Required)
  22. Halo – Master Chief Collection (Account Required)
  23. Hearthstone (Account Required)
  24. Heroes of the Storm
  25. Knockout City (Account Required)
  26. League of Legends
  27. Legends of Runeterra
  28. Lethal Company (Steam Account Required)
  29. Magic the Gathering: Arena (Account Required)
  30. Minecraft (Account Required)
  31. Mortal Kombat 11
  32. MultiVersus (Account Required)
  33. Naraka: Bladepoint (Account Required)
  34. New World (Steam Account Required)
  35. Omega Strikers (Account Required)
  36. Overwatch
  37. Overwatch 2 (Account Required)
  38. Paladins (Account Required)
  39. Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds
  40. Rocket League
  41. Rust Online (Account Required)
  42. Sea of Thieves (Steam Account Required)
  43. The Sims 4
  44. Smite (Account Required)
  45. Splitgate (Account Required)
  46. Starcraft II
  47. Street Fighter V
  48. Street Fighter VI (Account Required)
  49. Team Fortress 2
  50. Teamfight Tactics
  51. Tekken 7
  52. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege
  53. Trackmania (Account Required)
  54. Valorant (Account Required)
  55. World of Warcraft (Account Required)

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