California State Esports Case Study

California State University, Chico

What We Did

Esport Supply assisted California State University, Chico in repurposing a space on campus to be deemed the new Wildcat Student Gaming Lobby.

Esport Supply began by conducting a thorough analysis of California State Chico’s esports program. We assessed the current state of the program, including the number of participants, available resources, and the school’s goals for the future of esports. Based on the findings, Esport Supply helped equip CSUC with 13 fully fitted gaming stations. The space features a diverse array of video games, PC games, board games, and even a vintage Pac Man game. 

  • 13 Gaming PC’s & peripherals
  • Project Management
  • 2D design and 3D design
  • Infrastructure analysis
  • Internet review
  • LAN management software
  • Lounge area
  • 1 Console gaming hub
  • Coach’s room
The lobby officially opened on September 1st, 2022

It serves as a place for members of the esports gaming club as well as students who just want to hang out and play video games. The space provides a sense of community and a positive social atmosphere

Overall, Esport Supply’s work on California State Chico’s new esports arena was a resounding success. By taking the time to understand the school’s unique needs and goals, Esport Supply was able to create a customized solution that met the school’s needs and exceeded their expectations. The new esports arena has become a valuable asset to the school’s athletic program, providing students with a state-of-the-art facility to compete and train in the exciting world of esports.


Daniel DeMarte

Daniel DeMarte, JCC President

When we first started looking at where we would consider offering e-sports, we started in Chautauqua County, and when that conversation started, the partner we brought in was only working on large spaces, much larger than what we’re talking about here. They weren’t interested in small spaces. In fact, they may have said something along the lines that it couldn’t wor… Read More

George Sisson

George Sisson, Director of Athletics & Recreation JCC

So our institution made a commitment to try to grow the enrollment annually on campus, which is one of our branch campuses. And we did some research on what is out there and what’s available, not only for what growth there is in the sport, but also we can attract students from this region. And so EA Sport was a hot topic or hot trigger. And so that was the area in w… Read More

Paula Snyder

Executive Director, Cattaraugus County Campus

“Esport Supply was the company that could give us what we needed within the budget that we had to spend with a maximum amount of product for our dollars and the professionalism and the way that it looks is unmatched.”

Tony Perez

Sport Club Coordinator and the Wildcat Gaming lobby coordinator at California State University, Chico

“We got them the dimensions of the space and told them what we were looking for. This was our budget, this was our price range, this is what we’re trying to do in this space and they’re like, say no more, I gotcha.”

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