Hours of operation

Regular hours

Monday - Sunday: noon to midnight

See event calendar ►

Spring Break

Mar 22 - 23
Friday - Saturday: noon to midnight

Mar 24 - 31
Sunday - Sunday: noon to 8 p.m.

Exam Week/Commencement

May 6 - 9
Monday - Thursday: noon to midnight

May 10 - 12
Friday - Sunday: noon to 8 p.m.

Zips esports gaming facility at The University of Akron gaming lounge Williams Honors College

Three gaming facilities

Zips Gaming Lounge – Williams Honors College

The Zips Gaming Lounge is filled with state-of-the-art gaming PCs and consoles all available for recreation use by UA students. As long as students are in good academic standing, they can bring their classmates for some friendly matches, grind out some competitive games with a buddy or enjoy a AAA title that they may not want to purchase just yet.

  • 24 PC Stations
  • 5 Console Stations

Zips Esports Center – Jean Hower Taber Student Union

The Zips Esports Center is the central hub for all things esports at The University of Akron. Club esports teams are able to reserve sections of the pC and console stations for their practices and competitions. Unreserved PC and console stations are available for any student in good academic standing to use to play recreationally. The Akron Esports varsity teams also practice out of a computer lab in the center.

  • 24 PC Stations
  • 10 Console Stations

Akron Esports Arena – InfoCision Stadium

The Akron Esports Arena is the showcase venue for the varsity esports teams. There events are hosted where fans can sit and watch the varsity teams compete in their collegiate leagues against opponents either online or occasionally live and in person at the arena.

Technical Specs

Custom Built Gravity Gaming PCs:

  • CPU: Intel i7 8700
  • GPU: Nvidia GTX 1080Ti
  • RAM: 16GB
  • Storage: 240GB SSD, 2TB HDD

Monitor: Viewsonic XG2402 24” 1080p 1ms 144Hz

Keyboard: SteelSeries Apex M400

Mouse: SteelSeries Rival 310 with SteelSeries QcK Large Mousepad

Headset: AudioTechnica ATH-PG1 Premium Closed-Back Gaming Headset

Chair: AKRacing Premium Gaming Chair

Xbox One S

PlayStation 4 Pro


Monitor: VG245H Gaming Monitor – 24” 1080p 1ms

Headset: AudioTechnica ATH-PG1 Premium Closed-Back Gaming Headset

Chair: AKRacing Premium Gaming Chair

Available Games

All of the gaming facilities come with a large selection of games across PC and console, and many are available to use for free if you don’t own your own account. Check out some of your favorite titles with the highest graphics without sacrificing performance!

Games are free to play or free accounts are provided, unless noted with **.

** = you must purchase your own account.

  • Counterstrike: Global Offensive
  • Destiny 2
  • Diablo 3**
  • Dota 2
  • Dragonball
  • FighterZ
  • Fortnite
  • Hearthstone
  • Injustice 2
  • League of Legends
  • MapleStory 2
  • Minecraft**
  • Monster Hunter: World
  • Mortal Kombat X
  • OSU**
  • Overwatch
  • Paladins
  • Path of Exile
  • PUBG
  • Rainbow Six Siege
  • Rocket League
  • Sid Meier’s
  • Civilization 6
  • Smite
  • Starcraft II
  • Street Fighter V
  • Tabletop Simulator**
  • Tekken 7
  • Warframe
  • Warhammer: Vermintide 2
  • World of Warcraft**

PlayStation Plus or Xbox Live accounts are necessary for online play.

PlayStation 4:

  • Dragonball FighterZ
  • God of War
  • Injustice 2
  • Madden 19
  • Mortal Kombat XL
  • NBA 2K19
  • Spider-Man
  • Street Fighter V
  • Tekken 7


  • Madden 19
  • NBA 2K19
  • Red Dead Redemption 2

esports varsity team sponsor steel series at The University of Akron
esports varsity team sponsor gravity gaming at The University of Akron
esports varsity team sponsor archon at The University of Akron
esports varsity team sponsor audio technica at The University of Akron