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 gaming 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.

Hours
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 esports@uci.edu.

List of Games

League of Legends, Overwatch, Apex Legends, Fortnite, CS:GO, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, Rainbow Six Siege, 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 are subject to change based on demand. Suggest a game!
Most paid games require your own license or account to play.

Code of Conduct & Arena Rules

We welcome and respect gamers of all types, from all places and backgrounds.

  1. Harassment based on any aspect of a person’s identity will not be
    tolerated.
  2. No “toxicity” allowed. Behaviors that create an intolerable environment such as bullying, threats of violence, stalking, or other forms of intimidation will not be tolerated.
  3. No cheating or illegal activity allowed.
  4. If you see something, say something (see Reporting).

GLHF!

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 players and staff only.

Computer Specifications

  • Windows 10 Operating System
  • Intel Core i7-9700k Processor
  • ASUS Prime Z390-P Motherboard
  • ASUS GeForce RTX 2070 8GB Video Card
  • ADATA 16GB XPG Memory
  • Intel 512GB 600P SSD
  • Thermaltake 750W Power Supply
  • 240mm Liquid Cooler
  • ASUS ROG 24” 180Hz 1080p 1ms G-SYNC Monitor [PG248Q]

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 $13/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.

Reporting

The UCI Esports program encourages reporting of incidents involving UCI students or affiliates. If you see behaviors not consistent with our Code or university principles, please inform any of our arena staff.

UCI Principles of Community
UCI Principles of Intolerance

To report an emergency, call UCIPD 911.

To learn about campus policies on sexual assault, sexual misconduct, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and retaliation and find out how to make a report visit the UCI Sexual Violence Prevention & Response website.

To report a campus climate incident or act of intolerance, please use University of California’s systemwide intolerance report form.