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With a new e-sports arena, UC Irvine aims to become a mecca for gamers

With a new e-sports arena, UC Irvine aims to become a mecca for gamers

The new team at UC Irvine is suiting up for battle in a recently furnished arena on campus, where members will gear up with headphones, a keyboard and mouse.

UC Irvine this month opened its e-sports arena, which is equipped with 80 computers and will be frequented by the school's new team competing in the "League of Legends" game.

E-sports, or electronic sports, are multiplayer video game experiences and competitions in which players play against one another through a digital platform.

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