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Esports Lounge and Arena

The Miami University Esports Lounge and Arena can host meetings, tryouts, practices, tournaments, and much more!

Get Involved in Esports

Members of the esports team wearing headphones and strategizing before a game

Varsity Esports Team

The nations first D1 varsity Esports program.

  • Compete against and with some of the best collegiate athletes, including retired professional players.
  • Receive Varsity Athlete benefits, including Physical Training, scholarship, and more.
  • Travel across the country to compete in regional, national, and global tournaments.
New students play games together at the esports open house meeting members of the club and varsity teams

Esports Club

The Esports Club is a student organization here at Miami that strives to offer a fun, inclusive community for gamers who range from casual to competitive. We focus on playing games that are popular in the competitive scene or “esports” category such as League of Legends, Valorant, Rocket League, COD, R6, Halo, Overwatch, Apex, and more! We always are on the lookout for fun new games, so if you play something that we didn't mention, feel free to get involved and let us know!
Miami student with mentor exploring different gaming systems in a lab

Master's Degree of Esports Management

An Esports Management program turns your passion for gaming into an exciting career. Miami University’s Master of Esports Management degree — available both online and hybrid — gives you a solid foundation in all esports functions, including tournament and facility management, branding/marketing, sponsorship, team management, performance psychology and coaching, recruiting, finance, business models, media rights/legal broadcasting and more.

Lounge Features and Usage

The Esports Lounge is free for student drop-in during business hours. You or your club can reserve space for practices or events. Reservation requests must be submitted 10 calendar days prior to the requested event.

Hours of Operation

Every day 11 a.m.-11:45 p.m.

Hours may vary based on Armstrong Student Center hours when school is not in session.

Computer Specs

Computers in the lounge have the following hardware:

  • iBuyPower
  • Intel i7 11850HE Processor
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Graphics Card
  • iBUYPOWER Mek 3 LT Keyboard
  • HyperX Pulsefire Surge Gaming Mouse

Room Rentals and Costs

Rentals have a 3 hour minimum. Student organizations and clubs receive 50% off the rental rate.

eSports Room Rental Prices
Room Price per Hour per Machine Minimum Machines
Esports Arena $15 4
Esports Lounge $10 4

Rules and Information

Esports Code of Conduct

  • Offensive expression
    • Avoid expressing ourselves in an offensive manner toward other players or their actions in the game, regardless of whether they are opponents or teammates.
  • Offensive language
    • Avoid using language, nicknames or other expressions that insult another player’s gender, gender identity, origin, physical ability, sexual orientation, religion or age.
  • Team dynamic
    • Always support your team, communicating positively and with respect.
  • Violent language
    • Avoid using language or actions that refer to sexual violence or other violence.
  • Violent actions
    • Avoid acting in a threatening or violent manner.
  • Cheating
    • Avoid cheating or hacking.
  • Private information
    • Avoid sharing our account information or any other private information that could put ourselves or our peers at risk.
  • Harassment
    • You may not harass other players, team members, or other associated parties.
  • Sexual Harassment
    • You may not sexually harass other players, team members or other associated parties. There is zero tolerance for any sexual threats or coercion or the promise of advantages in exchange for sexual favors.
  • Discrimination and Denigration
    • You may not offend the dignity or integrity of a country, private person, or group of people through contemptuous, discriminatory, or derogatory words or actions on account of race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, ability status, gender identity, language, religion, political opinion or any other opinion, sexual orientation, or any other reason.
  • Theft in any capacity will not be tolerated. 
    • If you see an unaccompanied item such as a backpack or prop, return it to the main desk in the Armstrong Student Center or appropriate location in the event venue to be picked up at the building lost and found. Any individual who brings personal belongings and equipment to a League of Geeks event is solely responsible for the security of that equipment and the League is not liable for theft or loss of said equipment.
  • In accordance with Miami University policy and State of Ohio Law no use of drugs or alcohol will be tolerated at any eSports events or functions.
  • No food is permitted in the rooms. 
  • Water is the only form of drink that is allowed into the space.
    • It must be in a closed lid container and kept on the floor.
    • No water bottles on the tables or desks.

Free Games

  • Aim Lab
  • Apex Legends
  • Brawlhalla
  • Call of Duty: Warzone
  • CrossFire
  • Destiny 2
  • Dota 2
  • Dota Underlords
  • Eternal Return: Black Survival
  • Fortnite
  • Genshin Impact
  • Halo Infinite
  • Hearthstone
  • Heroes of the Storm
  • Overwatch 2
  • Legend of Legends
  • Legends of Runeterra
  • Lost Ark
  • Magic the Gathering: Arena
  • Paladins
  • Path of Exile
  • Realm Royale
  • Rocket League
  • Rogue Company
  • Splitgate
  • StarCraft II
  • Team Fortress 2
  • Warframe

Frequently Asked Questions

What are Esports?

Esports are multiplayer video games played competitively, often for spectators.

What are the benefits of Esports?

From improving cognitive abilities to enhancing social skills, esports benefit competitors’ personal development in many ways. 

  • Social engagement - Learn the importance of sportsmanship and teamwork while cultivating better discipline and higher self-esteem. 
  • Cognitive improvements - Improve memory, focus, and attention while learning problem-solving skills and enhancing creativity.
  • Develop motor skills - Exercise fine motor skills and develop better hand-eye coordination and gaming performance.

Do I need to personally own the games that I want to play in the Esports Arena?

The Miami Recreational Sports Center provides a handful of licenses for some titles in order for users to play without needing to own the game personally. 

  • Fortnite
  • Valorant
  • Counter strike
  • League Of Legends
  • Apex Legends
  • Call of Duty War Zone
  • Dota 2
  • StarCraft II
  • Underlords

For most competitive games, players usually prefer to use their own accounts in order to maintain their rankings and stat-tracking, so we will provide a small number of licenses for players who want to play on a more casual basis. Each computer in the Esports Arena will be installed with software called GGLeap that makes it easy for users to log into whatever accounts they have (Steam,, etc) in order to play the games they own.

Can I install games that I own on the computers?

No! At the Miami University Esports Lounge, we ask that you do not install other games that are either not installed or not-approved! Installing or playing games that are not on the list of approved games is a violation of the policies within the Lounge.

How much does it cost?

The Esports Lounge is free for student drop in recreation during our normal hours. If you or your club would like to reserve space for practices or events, it is available for rentals.

What kind of events can be held at the Esports Game Lounge and Arena?

The Miami University Esport Lounge and Arena can host meetings, tryouts, practices, tournaments, and much more! As long as your request is submitted in advance for approval, suggestions are more than welcome!

Is gaming equipment provided?

YES! You don’t need to provide any gaming gear. All devices, and peripherals (except headphones) are provided.

You will need to create your own gaming accounts.

Can I bring my favorite controller or a mouse and keyboard?

YES! Many players prefer to use their favorite controller for optimal play. If you wish to bring a mouse and keyboard, it is recommended you bring a folding tray or small folding table.

Miami University is not responsible for lost, damaged, or stolen property.

Where are your facilities?

We are located on the 3rd floor of the Armstrong Student Center.

What if I have more questions?

Email Doug Curry, the executive director for recreation services.

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