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The Barnes Center at The Arch features a designated esports gaming room. Get your game on in this inclusive, welcoming and safe space where participants of any skill level can explore and enjoy the exciting world of video gaming. This space includes a virtual reality unit, 36 personal computer (PC) gaming stations and six console gaming stations for Xbox, PlayStation and Nintendo. Check out a game from our library to play with your friends or train by yourself!

Individual and group reservations are available through the Wellness Portal. Complete reservations at least three hours prior but no sooner then 48-hours in advance of the requested start time.

All aspects of the esports room are free for Syracuse University and SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) student I.D. holders. Additionally, Barnes Center members that are 18 years of age or older may access esport resources. All necessary equipment is provided. However, if you have your own gear, feel free to bring your headphones, headset, keyboard or mouse!

Interested in esports? There are opportunities for individuals of all skill levels from experienced competitors to non-gamers. Learn more about the Esports Club Team, or check out our esports orientations, training clinics and tournament opportunities today!

Our extensive library of games includes the latest titles available for anyone to try. Highlights include:

  • Super Smash Brothers Ultimate
  • EA Sports FIFA
  • EA Sports Madden NFL
  • Forza Horizon 4
  • God of War
  • Mario Kart 8
  • Splatoon 2
  • Mortal Kombat 11
  • NBA 2K
  • Overwatch
  • Red Dead Redemption 2

  • Fortnite
  • Overwatch
  • Rainbow Six Siege
  • Rocket League

  • Beat Saber
  • Budget Cuts
  • Job Simulator
  • Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes
  • Superhot VR

Schedule and Guidelines:

  • Orientations
  • Training Clinics
  • Tournaments