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Mario Kart 7 Tournament at 5 PM Sunday!
JAN 17: 12 PM to 10 PM
JAN 18: 10 AM to 10 PM
JAN 19: 10 AM to 10 PM
University of California, San Diego
Price Center Ballroom East and West


Open Schedule

This year, there have been changes to how tournaments are run; there are both UCSD-only and open-to-all tournaments. The game list this year is as follows:

  • Starcraft II
  • League of Legends
  • Halo 4
  • Call of Duty: Ghosts
  • Super Smash Brothers: Melee
  • Dota2
  • Marvel vs Capcom 3
  • Super Street Fighter 4

We are sorry for any inconveniences this may have caused.



The Gilman Parking Structure is the closest location for general parking. The Gilman Parking Structure is on the corner of Russell Lane and Gilman Drive, less than 5 minutes on foot from Price Center. Parking is free on Saturday and Sunday and $2 per hour on Friday in spots marked "visitor parking".

Participation: Free!

Both general attendance and tournament participation in Winter GameFest is free to UCSD students and the general public.


There is absolutely no entrance fee to both UCSD and non-UCSD associates, but all spectators and competitors must register to enter event grounds. Attendees not participating in tournaments can save time at check-in by registering ahead of time online, or register on the day of.

Tournament Participation

All tournament registrations will be done online, with the exception of Super Smash Brother: Melee, which will be walk-in. Each game has different requirements that will be announced when registrations are up.


All Winter GameFest tournaments have a strict bring-your-own-controller or bring-your-own-computer policies. You are responsible for your own gear and potential damages caused by it. The Sixth College Technology Committee, UCSD University Centers, and UC San Diego are not responsible for any lost, stolen, or damaged equipment.

Code of Conduct

Winter GameFest attendees are expected to treat their fellow gamers courteously and respectfully. Fair play and good sportsmanship are core values of Winter GameFest. Misconduct may lead to expulsion from the event and tournaments as seen fit by event staff.

About Us

Sixth College Technology Committee is a dedicated group of UC San Diego students that organizes technology-related events for both Sixth College and for the greater UC San Diego student body. As part of the Sixth College Student Council, our goal is to integrate recent technology with existing culture through events.

Winter GameFest is our committees annual electronic sports and video game culture event. Winter GameFest facilitates face-to-face gaming rather than gaming in virtual environments, which brings members of the video gaming community together in a celebration of gaming culture and tradition. Tournament settings provide high quality spectator experiences for UCSD students and unique opportunities to participate in such events.

The first Winter GameFest was held in 2006 and had less than 50 attendees in a one-day format. Last year, Winter GameFest 2013 had 3,000 attendees including more than 500 competitors across 7 major title tournaments and ample opportunity for drop-in play. Winter GameFest has grown to be one of the largest student-run events on campus, and is a premier competitive video-game event in Southern California.


Thank you for your support!