9 Best College Esports Arenas

9 Best College Esports Arenas 9 Best College Esports Arenas

is a generally new sport that colleges across the country have been adding to their list of varsity sports. The competition has been growing rapidly, and to keep up with the rest of the country, some schools have opened some exceptional esports arenas. Here are some of the best in the country:

1. Michigan State

Michigan State University unveiled its brand new esports facility in January of 2024. The school announced its first esports team roster towards the end of 2023 and finished the facility soon after. The new facility is open to all MSU students and has 12 Alienware Aurora R16 battle stations. There are also Alienware m16 laptops, a console gaming area, a varsity room, and a broadcast studio.

2. Ohio State

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Ohio State University opened its esports facility in 2019. This facility is open to all students who pay the rec fee and has 90 Alienware PCs, four different game consoles, virtual reality, 16 available PC games, and 13 available console games. 

3. Miami University (Ohio)

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Miami University started its esports program in 2016. They have since had tons of success in the college esports world. Their facility features 16 gaming stations and large-screen TVs. 

4. University of Delaware

The University of Delaware esports arena opened in 2020. This arena offers 56 different games, 33 PCs, a strategy room, and a broadcast booth. The Delaware esports arena is open to all Delaware students. 

5. UC Irvine

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In 2016, the University of California, Irvine started the first esports program at a public university. This arena offers 80 PCs, a broadcasting booth, and an area for console games. 

6. Butler University

Butler University opened its esports facility in the fall of 2022. The facility hosts 13 club and varsity teams and 36 gaming PCs in 7,320 square feet of space.

7. Illinois State

The Illinois State University esports arena includes 25 gaming PCs, preinstalled games, and a strategy room. The school recently made renovations and the arena is magnificent.

8. Central Maine Community College

The Central Maine Community College esports arena offers 30 gaming PCs, a 60-inch TV screen in each pod, and five console stations. This arena opened in 2018 but is still one of the best in the country. 

9. Boise State

Boise State University started its esports program in 2017 and has since immensely upgraded its facilities. Its arena features a stage for live matches, a broadcasting room, a graphics mixing area, and a spectator area for live viewing. 

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