The UCI eSports Arena powered by iBUYPOWER is our home for UCI gamers, located at the heart of campus, on the Student Center Terrace. Students, staff, faculty, alumni and guests are welcome in our arena, where we provide a variety of the most popular games at UCI including League of Legends and Overwatch (read on for the full list). We are the first location in North America to offer League Unlocked, a unique League of Legends experience with all Champions unlocked, over 100 skins, and bonus IP and EXP gain.
The Arena is the first of its kind on a college campus. With the support of our sponsors, we’ve decked out the 3,500 sq. ft. space with 80 top-of-the-line 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. Additionally, our Oomba Shoutcasting Station will be a great place for students to learn more about esports journalism and the art of shoutcasting.
UCI eSports’ scholarship players practice in our arena alongside our student-run club teams. Currently, we have one team each for League of Legends, Overwatch, Dota 2, CS:GO, Heroes of the Storm, Hearthstone, and Super Smash Brothers Melee. Although the program only offers scholarships for League of Legends this year, we hope to expand to other games in the future.