About Esports

About Esports

Hawai‘i Pacific University is home of the first collegiate Esports Arena in the state of Hawaii. HPU is also the first college to offer competitive scholarships for Esports athletes in the state of Hawaii. Our scholarships are awarded to League of Legends and Valorant student athletes who will be competing in Open and Invitational Tournaments in addition to the Peach Belt Conference. Our team is composed of  members from varying academic disciplines and are all HPU Shark athletes upholding the values of Pono, Kuleana, and Aloha. We are also looking to compete in Apex Legends, Smash, Rocket League, Fortnite and more.

Hawai‘i Pacific University’s esports started as a small League of Legends club of 12 dedicated students across our three campuses. Overseen by Campus Recreation these students consistently arranged practices and scrimmages against other universities on the mainland. Now HPU is in full support of esports and our athletes, which includes facilities and resources to properly compete.

Our Esports facilities currently boast 18 Alienware R12 PCs with NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 3080s. We also feature Quest 2 VR and the latest consoles and console games. 

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