High-end gaming pc’s available now for walk-ins or reservations. Group event? visit our reservation page.

UW Esports

UofWAesports is excited by our team’s performance in 2020-21.  Our UW League Of Legends, Overwatch and Rocket League teams are showcasing their talents weekly.  UW students can also volunteer to help with outreach or broadcasting via the Discord. All fans can follow along via the following platforms:

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

UW Esports  &  Pac-U Esports

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

Virtual Reality Rates

1 hour
UW Students $10.50
UW Faculty/Staff $13.50
General $18.00

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 uses the HTC VIVE Pro headsets.  Our two VR stations are by reservation only and guests must reserve both stations.  

VR Games include: Beat Saber, Blueshift, Space Junkies, Thrill Rollercoasters, and Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes.

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 Camp (grades 10th-12th)

Esports, Gaming & Broadcasting Camp
Summer 2022

Do you dream of a career in gaming or broadcasting? In our two-week camp, 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, announcing, 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, registration and 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.