Welcome to the Esports Arena
Welcome to Monmouth County’s premier hub for the rapidly growing world of esports! With our brand new, state-of-the-art gaming arena completed in August of 2023, Brookdale Community College is now proud to offer esports to our students and community members alike. Whether it be intercollegiate competition at the varsity level for our full-time students, producing professional quality streams and content, competing in tournaments or in-house leagues we host, or just stopping by to take it easy and game with friends, Brookdale Esports welcomes you to enjoy all that we have to offer.
Hours: 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Location: Student Life Center (SLC) building, park in lot #7 off Arena Drive. Follow signs to entrance.
Establish an innovative and inclusive program for the Brookdale student and community gaming population. Brookdale esports will aim to cultivate a sense of Jersey Blues pride among individuals whose talents may extend beyond traditional sports on a court or a field, but thrive behind a keyboard and a mouse. The program will look to enhance our student and community’s time on campus by providing state-of-the-art technology in a competitive, safe environment to compete in the most popular video game titles.
The Esports Arena can be found on the first floor of the Student Life Center. For convenient parking, it is recommended to park in Lot #7 and then proceed to the roundabout. Look out for the sign directing you to the building and Arena entrance.
- PC Games ready to play with your own account
- Apex Legends
- Call of Duty Modern Warfare II
- Call of Duty Warzone 2.0
- Counter Strike: Global Offensive
- Destiny 2
- Dota 2
- Fall Guys
- Genshin Impact
- League of Legends
- Overwatch 2
- Rocket League
- Team Fortress 2
- World Of Warcraft
- PC Games available to play with a Brookdale Esports account or your own
- Among Us
- Baldur’s Gate 3
- Battlefield 2042
- Civilization VI
- Dead By Daylight
- Gang Beasts
- Hollow Knight
- Left 4 Dead 2
- Microsoft Flight Sim
- Rainbow Six Siege
- Stardew Valley
- Console games available to check out on Xbox Series X, PS5, and Nintendo Switch
- Madden 24
- NBA 2k24
- NHL 24
- Fifa 24
- Halo Infinite
- Tekken 7
- Street Fighter 6
- Mortal Kombat 1
- Call of Duty MW 2
- Elden Ring
- God Of War
- Doom Eternal
- Zelda: TOTK
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
- Super Mario Party
- Splatoon 3
- Super Mario 3D World
- VR Games available to play with Brookdale Esports account or your own
- Half Life: Alyx
- Star Wars: TFTGE
- Beat Saber
- Walkabout Mini Golf
- Tetris Effect
- Eleven Table Tennis
- Job Simulator
- Rec Room
You are allowed to bring your own game disks for consoles, at your own risk, to play with staff approval. You are also allowed to install a game you own from your personal digital library with staff assistance and approval.
Don’t see a game you would like available? Fill out the following form for official game requests. If enough interest is generated, Brookdale Esports will look into purchasing the game for general use.
- 22 High-end Gaming PCs
- Lenovo Legion T7
- Intel Core i9 11th Gen i9-11900K 3.50 GHz
- NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
- 32 GB RAM
- 2 TB HDD
- 1 TB PCI Express NVMe SSD
- Acer 27” Predator Monitors 1440p 144 hz
- Acer gaming accessories (keyboard, mouse, headsets)
- Lenovo Legion T7
- 1 VR station
- 3 Console Stations
- Samsung 55” TVs each with their own Xbox Series X, PS5, and Nintendo Switch
- 3 Custom Arcade Machines
- Raised Competition Platform
- 19’ x 6’ LED Video Wall
- Partitioned Strategy Room
- 65” TV
- JBL Soundbar
- Meeting Table
- 22 High-end Gaming PCs
All Students – $3.00 / hour
Community Members – $5.00 / hour
Brookdale Employees – $4.00 / hour
VR – $7.00 / half hr
Student Monthly Pass (25 hours; 1 VR session) – $60.00 ($22 savings)
Student Semester Pass (100 hours; 4 VR sessions) – $225 ($103 savings)
Free – Arcade Machines, as well as Xbox Series X, PS5, and Switch available for free on a first-come, first-served basis at 3 different 55” TVs. Controllers and available games can be checked out for use at front desk.
No Bullying – Zero tolerance policy for harassment based upon any aspect of a person’s identity. This also includes no threats of violence or acts of intimidation that will encourage a hostile environment or situation.
No Cheating – No cheating, match fixing, or other means of gaining an unfair advantage. Any act that compromises the competitive integrity of a game or competition is not permitted.
Stay Clean – No open containers of food or drink are permitted in the Esports Arena. A sealable drink is permitted while you are not seated at a gaming PC.
Self-Care – Be mindful of your fellow gamers. We encourage you to practice good hygiene. Keep noise levels at a non-disruptive level and no excessive use of profanity.
Data Security – Always log out of your accounts. Do not share any login information with other users, even staff. Brookdale Esports is not responsible for compromised accounts. Do not download, share, or view any illegal or explicit content on the Arena’s equipment.
Personal Devices – Always ask for assistance before you connect any of your own devices or peripherals to Brookdale Esports Equipment. This also includes downloading games from your personal library onto our PCs and consoles.
Brookdale Community College is a member institution of NJCAAE for all intercollegiate competition. You may find all their information and what they offer on the NJCAAE Website. From Tier 1 varsity status all the way down to intramurals, there will be all levels of competition offered to our students. Brookdale Community College will be fielding teams at the varsity level for the following video game titles: Rocket League, Valorant, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. These current titles are subject to change and more titles may be added based upon student interest.
- Varsity Team Tryouts
Brookdale Esports Tryouts Pertinent Information
Tryouts will be held in-person only at the Esports Arena located on the first floor of the Student Life Center (SLC) building at the following date and times:
- Valorant – September 13, 2023 at 5:00 p.m.
- Rocket League – September 14, 2023 at 5:00 p.m.
- Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – September 15, 2023 5:00 p.m.
- Attend Brookdale as Full-Time Student
- Maintain 2.0 GPA
- Be able to attend all practices and official matches
Tryouts will consist of the following:
- Introductions and getting to know one another
- Breaking off into groups in Discord guided by in game rank and desired role
- Scrimming while our coach(es) walk around and analyze game play
Criteria that will be judged:
- Mechanics (aim, movement, positioning, etc.)
Link to Brookdale Esports Fall ’23 Tryouts Sign-Up and QR code
Please fill out the questionnaire to secure your spot at the tryouts. The form must be completed as all students will be checked-in at the door. If you have any further questions, please email email@example.com
- Current Rosters
Coach – Vincent Nelson
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Coach – Frankie Gleeson
Coach – Michael Abood
Come be a part of the community and join the Brookdale Esports Discord.
If you would like to get in touch with our Director of Esports – Chris Boehmer directly, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For any and all other inquiries please email: email@example.com
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