HUB PC Gaming Lounge and Esports Arena
As you read this, there are at least 15 million daily users on Twitch. 100,000 of them are on Twitch watching a blue-haired first-person-shooter prodigy nicknamed Ninja as he streams Fortnite for his legion of viewers. Meanwhile, the UW campus has seen campus gaming groups grow at an exponential rate over the last several years, while the resources to support them have failed to keep pace. Gaming community members struggle to find a place to meet, play, learn and grow. The HUB is approaching STF with a proposal to fund 50 high-end gaming computer systems to support our build-out of a 1,000 square foot pc gaming lounge and eSports arena. We are working with student leaders to develop a full service gaming center that can support casual and competitive gaming, career development, community event planning and further exploration into the ever-changing world of gaming and technology. With the right tools and opportunities, the next "Ninja" may well be a Husky.