High-end gaming pc’s are available for walk-ins for hourly use.
Group Event? Reserve pc’s for a group by visiting our reservation page.

UW Esports

UofWAesports is excited by our team’s performance in 2021-22.  Our UW Valorant, League Of Legends, Overwatch and Rocket League teams showcase their talents weekly.  UW students can also volunteer to help with outreach or learn broadcasting roles like casting, technical directing, observing and moderating. Join the UW Esports Discord and fill out our volunteer recruitment form to join the broadcast team.

All fans of our teams can also follow along through the following platforms:

📺 Twitch.tv and YouTube
👀 Twitter & Instagram at UofWAEsports
🎮 Discord via UW Esports 

UW Esports  & the Pac-U Conference

UofWAesports is excited to announce our membership in the Pac-U! The Pac-U is a coalition of PAC-12 schools bringing competitive esport experiences to students and fans around the PAC-12. More info at http://pacugaming.com.

Are you a serious gamer?  Are you looking for a tryout?

Are you a UW student (or incoming student) who plays Rocket League, Overwatch or League of Legends?  Are you looking to try out for our official UW teams?  If so, please visit the UW Esports Discord and fill out the tryout forms in the #Recruitment channel at https://discord.gg/daHhzD5G53.  Good luck and Go Dawgs!

Play Where The UW’s Teams Practice

The HUB Esports Arena & Gaming Lounge is a 1,000 square-foot full-service gaming center with 39 high-end gaming computers supporting casual and competitive gaming and virtual reality. It serves as the nerve-center and nexus between student communities, interactive media partners, and gaming culture as well as the practice arena for our official teams.

Gaming Rates

1 hour 10 hours
UW Students $3.50 $30
UW Faculty/Staff $4.50 $40
General $6.00

PC Gaming User Accounts

Note: all gaming customers will need to create a HUB Games ggLeap account and pre-purchase gaming hours.  All hours purchased need not be used at once and will remain in the gamers’ account indefinitely.  Please see the HUB Games front counter to create a HUB Games ggLeap account, to add hours to your account, or to check out a gaming headset.
Note: please be mindful when choosing your username as it will show up on our leaderboards for other guests to see.

Gaming Licenses

Many pc games are free to play with no license required (Fortnite, Apex Legends, etc).  HUB Games provides limited licenses for games like Minecraft, Rainbow Six Siege, etc.  In addition, gamers my log into their own gaming accounts (via launchers Steam, Origin and Epic) to play games they have personally purchased.

Virtual Reality

HUB Games’ virtual reality stations are temporarily closed and not available for use.

HUB Games hosts FREE Learn to Play Workshops

Workshops are hosted for game-play learning and to build community.  The schedule of upcoming Workshops can be found on our events page here.

UW Esports Summer Youth Program (grades 10th-12th)

Esports, Gaming & Broadcasting Camp
📅 Summer 2023: July 3-14

High Schoolers, do you dream of a career in gaming or broadcasting? In our two-week program, students will explore a range of topics related to the gaming and interactive media industry, including competitive esports, broadcasting and media, game development, diversity and inclusion, and more.

Students will work collaboratively to broadcast an esports match, gaining hands-on experience in production, directing, shoutcasting, marketing and communications, and competitive play.  Students will also have a chance to hear from industry experts to learn from their experience and explore potential careers in gaming.
For cost, to register, or for more information visit: https://www.summer-camp.uw.edu/camps-courses/esports-gaming-broadcasting/

UW Esports Pillars

Fostering relationships through a shared passion for gaming and driving a culture of equity, inclusion, and peer health

Academic integration and co-curricular experience that un-tethers learning from the classroom and creates a career development pipeline

Cultivating the next generation of competitive gamers and developing a gaming brand through esports excellence

The Esports Arena & Gaming Lounge is partially funded by the Student Technology Fee.