Waynesburg University recently completed construction on its new, state-of-the-art Esports Arena, made possible by a generous donation from an anonymous donor.
The Esports Arena will be home to the University’s new esports program, launching in fall 2022. Located in Buhl Hall, the facility is completely functional and will be accessible to current students for various events during the remainder of the spring semester.
The University received a $400,000 in-kind gift from an anonymous donor to support the development of the program within the Department of Athletics.
“I am very excited to see the growth of esports at Waynesburg University,” said Adam Jack, Director of Athletics, Chairperson for the Criminal Justice and Social Sciences Department and Professor of Criminal Justice. “The generous Donor that provided us with this state-of-the-art gaming equipment and esports arena, as well as the vision of President Lee, Provost Baer, and all of the Senior Staff members, have created a platform for Waynesburg University to be the premiere location for competitive esports in this region. The partnerships that we have already established have positioned us to take a lead role in the development of esports in Southwestern Pennsylvania.”
The University’s esports arena is one of the largest in the region, with 25 stations, each equipped with the following:
- Alienware Aurora R12;
- Alienware 38’’ Curved Gaming Monitor;
- Alienware Gaming Mouse;
- Alienware Mechanical Gaming Keyboard; and
- An electric height adjustable standing desk.
- Bose QuietComfort Noise Cancelling Headphones are also available to players.
The space is also equipped with an Optoma projector and a separate viewing room. The Arena and the viewing room are separated by a 4’ x 8’ SmartGlass window. The SmartGlass is normally opaque, providing the esports team privacy. Once the glass is electrified, the glass becomes clear for viewing.
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