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The Esports Arena

The Roehampton Esports Arena is open to all Roehampton students. It’s located in the Queen’s Building at Southlands College and is equipped with 20 high-end gaming PCs. With 240hz esports monitors, mechanical keyboards with optical switches and lightweight mice, our esports facilities are world-class. It’s the perfect place to use if you want to build a competitive esports team and represent University of Roehampton in national and international tournaments. The Esports Arena is also open to anyone who wants to meet other gamers, socialise and relax.

Facilities

We have 20 high-specification gaming PCs, equipped with i7-7700K, and GTX 1080 graphic cards that are available to all students. The Arena is set up for practice sessions, social events and tournaments. We also have a machine dedicated to live streaming. It’s equipped with an audio mixer, condenser microphones for social streams and a GoPro as the webcam so you can place yourself in the Arena while streaming. The setup wouldn’t be complete without dual monitors and RTX2080. It’s the live streaming station everyone dreams of, and it’s available to all Roehampton students.

Competitive Teams

Do you want to build a competitive team and represent the University of Roehampton in national and International competitions? Currently we have teams that represent Roehampton on a national scale in NUEL and NSE tournaments. Currently we have teams for League of Legends, Overwatch, Rainbow Six Siege, FIFA, Apex, Fortnite CSGO and other titles. Is your game not on the list? We’re fully dedicated to support students in a variety of esports titles.

Content Creation

Esports industry is so much more than just competitive players. Shoutcasters, analysts, coaches and managers are all integral part of the industry, but at the front of it all are content creators. We have a dedicated streaming set up available for all students to use. Together with our Department of Media, Culture & Language, we offer our students a wide range of opportunities to create original content about gaming and esports, and advice on presenting, editing and curating content.

Scholarships

The Roehampton Esports Scholarship, the first of its kind for a UK university, is worth £1,500 a year and will support student on any undergraduate and postgraduate course enrolling at Roehampton from Autumn 2020. The scholarships will be available for students enrolling and prospective students can apply here

Find out more

If you're interested in joining a team, understanding more about being an esports player, or learning how to create content, then visit us at our next open day.