EZONE Esports & Gaming

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Students
In most cases, access to the EZONE is at no additional cost to the student. Students who are enrolled in the current semester do not need to purchase a membership to access the EZONE if enrolled for current term and paying the student fee for the REC. 

Student memberships to the REC are included in your student fees and are based on term(s) of enrollment.  You must be enrolled in a minimum of 1 (one) credit to gain access.

Students who are not enrolled in the fall or spring semester are ineligible to purchase a semester membership.  Day passes can be purchased for $8.

Students not enrolled in summer or winter session are eligible to purchase a short-term membership if enrolled in the semester just prior to or immediately following that term.  Daily guest passes can be purchased for $4.

Former students who do not meet these eligibility requirements must pay the public rates.

Students need to activate their membership each term within the EZONE by signing the policy agreement form.

Before participating, each user must create a Metactix account on the Metactix website.  Once on Metactix website, click the orange 'REGISTER' button.     

UWL Faculty & Staff
Access to the EZONE is included in a REC Membership. All UWL faculty, staff, retirees and emeriti are eligible to purchase a recreation membership.  More information is available on the Rec Sports Membership webpage

Faculty and staff without a REC membership can purchase a day pass for $8.  A day pass provides 3 hours of access to the EZONE.  

Memberships can be purchased online or at the REC Info Counter.  Day passes must be purchased at the REC Info Counter.

Before participating, each user must create a Metactix account on the Metactix website.  Once on Metactix website, click the orange 'REGISTER' button.   

Public
Members of the public may purchase an EZONE Membership or Day Pass.  

Day Pass: $8 - Provides 3 hours of access to the EZONE. 

Membership Rates
Monthly: $25
Semester/Summer: $65
Academic Year: $120
Calendar Year: $145

Membership and day passes may be purchased at the REC Info Counter. 

Participants under the age of 18 must have the EZONE Use Agreement signed by a parent or legal guardian in person unless the participants are full-time UWL Students. The agreement must be signed once per membership period or daily if only a day pass is sold.     

Before participating, each user must create a Metactix account on the Metactix website.  Once on Metactix website, click the orange 'REGISTER' button.   

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EZONE Esports & Gaming Use Policies 
All users must sign the Use Agreement prior to participating.   

Appropriate Use Policy 

UWL Rec Sports welcomes and respects gamers of all types, from all places and backgrounds. In keeping with our inclusion statement, we are committed to equal access to our facility and programs regardless of ability, age, citizenship, economic status, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, race, religion, or sexual orientation. Therefore, the following policies are in place to create a welcoming, safe, and fair gaming community. 

  • Act with character and courtesy while respecting the rights, welfare, and dignity of all others in the facility 
  • Harassment and behaviors that create an intolerable environment such as bullying, threats of violence, stalking, or other forms of intimidation (physically or online) will not be tolerated. These include but are not limited to: 
    • Spamming, raiding, hijacking, or inciting disruption of streams or social media 
    • Posting or threatening to post other people’s personally identifying information (“doxing”) 
    • Unwelcome sexual attention to include unwelcome sexualized comments, jokes, and sexual advances 
    • Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behavior 
  • Refrain from excessive volume, swearing, vulgar language, acts of physical rage and offensive conduct 
  • Personal gear, including peripherals, backpacks, etc. must not show discriminatory or profane decals 
  • No cheating or illegal activity allowed 
  • Balance gaming with other university responsibilities, including class. We want you to be a successful competitor, but not sacrifice your studies or other responsibilities 
  • All UWL students are expected to comply with the UWL Student Code of Conduct 
  • Users of the facility must comply with all departmental, University, UW-System, state, and federal technology use policies (i.e. no installation of programs on computers, etc.) 

To report an incident, please complete the online incident report form. 

Youth Policy 

  • Users under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult 18 years of age or older.  One adult may supervise up to 3 youth.
  • Participants under the age of 18 must have the EZONE Use Agreement signed by a parent or legal guardian unless the participants are full-time UWL Students.      

Facility Policies 

  • A government issued ID is required for all non-UWL patrons over the age of 16.  
  • Computers are to be used for approved gaming purposes only, unless otherwise approved by a member of the Rec Sports professional staff 
  • Audiovisual equipment may be controlled by trained Rec Sports staff members only.   
  • All equipment, including hardware, peripherals, furniture, etc. is not to be removed from the facility 
  • No food allowed; beverages allowed in a sealed, leak-proof container only and must be placed on the floor away from computers and peripherals 
  • Contact a member of the Rec Sports staff should a spill or incident occur 
  • Bags and personal belongings must be stored in the lockers or outside the facility 
  • Users may bring their own peripherals and gaming controllers 
  • Rec Sports is not responsible for lost or stolen items  
  • Users may be held responsible for damage related to their conduct (violation of these policies) 

Gaming Policies 

  • Unless otherwise reserved or approved by Rec Sports professional staff, gaming sessions will be capped at 90 minutes if there are others waiting to use the PCs/consoles and gaming is limited to 3 hours per user per dayPlease honor and respect the time of others.  
  • No new users and no new games should be started with less than 30 minutes left in operating hours; must exit the game upon closing 
  • Log out of all game accounts before leaving your station 
  • When concluding time on PCs and consoles, clean up your area and wipe down equipment with cleaning materials provided 
  • Gambling of any kind is strictly prohibited on any EZONE activities
Available Equipment expanding section

Alienware Aurora R12 Gaming Desktops (24)
Processor: 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 11700F (8-Core, 16MB Cache, 2.5GHz to 4.9GHz w/Intel® Turbo Boost Max) 
Graphics Card: NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3070 8GB GDDR6 
Memory: 16GB, 1x16GB, DDR4, 3200MHz, XMP 
Hard Drive: 2TB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD 
Chassis: Dark Side of the Moon chassis with Low-Profile Smart Cooling CPU Heatsink and 1000W Power Supply 
Wireless: Killer™ Wi-Fi 6 AX1650 (2x2) 802.11ax Wireless and Bluetooth
Monitor: Alienware 27 Monitor
PC Peripherals: Alienware Low Profile RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard and Wired/Wireless Gaming Mouse 
Headsets: Alienware 7.1 Gaming Headset 

Xbox Series X (2)

PlayStation 5 (2)

Nintendo Switch (2)

Oculus Quest 2 - Virtual Reality (2)

Available Games expanding section

PC

Destiny 2
Halo Infinite
Brawlhalla
Aim Lab
Team Fortress 2
SMITE
Apex Legends
Counter-Strike: Global Offense
Z1 Battle Royale
PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS
Rainbow Six  Seige
PGA Tour 2K21
NBA 2K22
FIFA 22
Madden NFL 22
Call of Duty: Vanguard
Overwatch
HearthStone
StarCraft 2 
Genshin Impact
Rogue Company
Auto Chess
Fortnite
Rocket League
Teamfight Tactics
League of Legends
Valorant
H1Z1
Dota 2
Legends of Runeterra
Lost Ark
Call of Duty: Warzone

Xbox

Apex Legends
Fortnite
Rocket League
Splitgate 
Destiny 2
Call of Duty: Vanguard
Games available through Xbox Game Pass Ultimate

PlayStation

Madden 22
NBA 2K22
NHL 22
FIFA 22
Spider-Man: Miles Morales
Apex Legends
Fortnite
Destiny 2
Marvel's Spiderman: Game of the Year Edition
Rocket League
Splitgate
Call of Duty: Vanguard
Minecraft
Games available through PlayStation Now

Nintendo Switch

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Super Smash Bros Ultimate 
SSB Fighter Pass 1 & 2
Super Mario Odyssey
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Mario Party Superstars
Pokemon: Brilliant Diamond
Fire Emblem: Three Houses
Apex Legends
Rocket League
Fortnite
Just Dance

Oculus Virtual Reality

Beat Saber
VR Chat
Rec Room
Gun Raiders
Echo VR
SUPERHOT
Onward
The Climb 2
Until You Fall
Walkabout Mini Golf
Pistol Whip
Hyper Dash
Population: One
Golf +
Real VR Fishing
Wander
ForeVR Bowl
Rent the Space expanding section

Stay tuned for more information about facility rentals.

Competitions & Events expanding section

Rocket League Tournament
Saturday, April 23rd
11:30am-4pm

The tournament format is a double elimination bracket with 16 teams of 2 players. This means a team must lose twice to be eliminated from the tournament. The game being played is Rocket League and must be played on the EZONE Esports and Gaming Computers. Matches will be in a best of 3 format until Grand Finals, where teams will play a best of 5. 

Registration on IM LEAGUES.  Cost $9.50/Team

 

Student Organizations expanding section

The organizations listed below are recognized by the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, however are not affiliated with the EZONE.

Esports & Gaming Club
MyOrgs:
Esports and Gaming Club, UWL
Twitter: @UWLesports
Instagram: uwlesports
Discord: UW La Crosse Esports & Gaming Club

Super Smash Bros. Club
MyOrgs
: Super Smash Bros. Club
Discord:
UWL Smashcord