Rules & FAQ
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 email@example.com.
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.