The Associated Students Senate voted Monday to allocate $26,500 from CSUN’s Capital Improvement fund to renovate the University Student Union’s game room into an esports gaming hub.
The renovation is an initiative between the AS Sports Clubs and the Esports club according to AS Sports Clubs Senior Coordinator Nathan Warden. The Esports club can use the new game room as a recruiting tool for recruiting high-level esports athletes and as a venue to stream competitive events and games.
The Esports Club, originally known as the League of Legends Club, was founded in 2014 and serves as the central gaming community on campus, according to Christopher Mann, the Esports Club president. The interactive club is open to both competitive and casual players.
“Before the pandemic our [Super Smash Bros.] team was invited to play the Collegiate StarLeague tournament in Washington D.C.,” said Mann. He said that this opportunity would increase their competitiveness.
The motion to allocate the funds to the new gaming room was approved by the Senate through a unanimous vote. The USU is hoping to have the