The UCI Esports Arena is the first of its kind on a college campus. The arena is located at the heart of campus on the Student Center Terrace. Students, staff, faculty, alumni and guests are welcome, where we provide a variety of the most popular games at UCI.

With the support of our sponsors, we’ve decked out the 3,500 sq. ft. space with 72 top-of-the-line iBUYPOWER computers, Logitech gaming gear, and Vertagear chairs. In addition to the PCs, we have a Console & Community Corner where our campus clubs and organizations can host events and meetings and where we demo virtual reality. The arena also houses our Broadcast Station.

Mon – Sun: 12pm – 12am
Closed University Holidays

Normal Rates
$4 for 1 hour
$36 for 10 hours
Credit and Debit Only

Please note that due to financial requirements, we reset hours every year on June 30.
For booking inquiries and event rates, please contact us at

List of Games

League of Legends, Overwatch, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, Fortnite, CS:GO, H1Z1: King of the Kill, Heroes of the Storm, Dota 2, Path of Exile, Minecraft, Hearthstone, World of Warcraft, Diablo III, StarCraft II, Final Fantasy XIV, Rocket League, Team Fortress 2

Games offered subject to change based on demand. Suggest a game!
Most paid games require your own license or account to play.

Arena Rules

In addition to following UCI Esports’ Code of Conduct, for the Arena specifically, here are some more regulations.

  1. Food and open drink containers are not permitted near the computers or on desks.
  2. Do not plug in personal peripherals or USB devices without permission from arena staff.
  3. The stage area (12 computers against the far wall) are reserved for scholarship and club teams by reservation only.

Computer Specifications

  • Intel Core i7-6700k Processor
  • Windows 10
  • ASUS Z170 Pro Gaming Aura MB
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB
  • NZXT Kraken X61 280mm Liquid Cooler
  • ADATA 16GB DDR4-2800 Memory
  • Thermaltake Smart Power 750W Power Supply
  • ASUS 24” 144Hz FreeSync Monitor [MG248Q]

Parking and Directions

The closest parking is in the Student Center Parking Structure located at the corner of West Peltason and Pereira. Parking is $2/hr or $10/day. Once you park, cross the street and walk into the Student Center. Go up to the second floor and exit onto the terrace. The arena is located on the right as you walk across the terrace.