Announcements

January 19, 2015
  • Thank you to everyone who attended this year's Winter GameFest! We hope you all had a blast. If you have any feedback, please fill out this form. We're always looking for ways to improve.
January 18, 2015
  • General: TeSPA, from the Blizzard Entertainment collegiate eSports team, will be setting up a panel in PC Ballroom West on Sunday afternoon. Stay tuned to the Facebook Page for updates!
January 17, 2015
  • Street Fighter II: Street Fighter II tournament on Sunday. Sign ups at 1PM and tournament starts at 2PM. Game will be played on an arcade machine. Note: this has replaced the Tekken IV tournament (there was a mixup).
  • General: Links to the official Twitch streams now ready!
January 16, 2015
  • Melee: Singles on Saturday starting at 2:00 pm. Doubles on Sunday starting at 11:00 am. Both last one day
  • Fighters: Will now be played on the Xbox 360.
January 13, 2015
  • General: We're excited to announce that, this Saturday, Riot Games will be sending a team of industry panelists down to UCSD to answer your questions, live! Submit your questions here!

Check back for future updates! You can also check our event page if you have any questions.

Winter GameFest.

Winter GameFest is an annual esports and video game culture event organized by the UCSD Sixth College Technology Committee. We host tournaments throughout the event accompanied by great music and a free play area for all of our attendees! By facilitating face-to-face gaming rather than gaming in virtual environments, we help bring members of the video gaming community together in a celebration of gaming culture and tradition.

Check out the WGF 2014 recap video!

Come join us! It's free!

Whether you come as a spectator or a competitor, there are a lot of opportunities to get some nice freebies and to learn more about video games at WGF 2015. We'll also have various arcade machines set up in our free play area!

January 17-18, 2015: 10AM to 10PM
University of California, San Diego
Price Center Ballroom East and West


Logistics. Important stuff.

Make sure to familiarize yourself with the following to get the most out of WGF.

Parking

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. All parking is free on Saturday and Sunday.

Participation: Free!

Both general attendance and tournament participation in Winter GameFest is free to UCSD students and the general public. While the event is open to people of all ages, tournament winners under 18 need a parent or guardian to sign additional paperwork.

Registration

There is 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.

Equipment

All Winter GameFest tournaments have strict bring-your-own-controller or bring-your-own-computer policies. You are responsible for your own gear and potential damages caused by it. 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.


Schedule. So much to do!

The schedule may vary (within reason, and only slightly), so be sure to check announcements!

January 17-18, 2015


Register. Are you ready?

Check out the tournaments we have below and register... for free!


League of Legends

REGISTRATION CLOSED. Deadline to register is 11:59 PM on Jan. 9, 2015. Online registration is mandatory, no walk-ins. Play-off teams must BYOC.

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DotA 2

REGISTRATION CLOSED. Online registration is mandatory, no walk-ins. Play-off teams must BYOC. Spots are on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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Hearthstone

Online registration will guarantee you a spot in the tournament. Walk-ins welcome, must register on-site by 11am. All players must BYOC or BYO-Tablet.

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StarCraft 2

Online registration is mandatory, no walk-ins. All players must BYOC.

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Call of Duty

Online registration will guarantee you a spot in the tournament. Walk-ins welcome, must register on-site by 11am.

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Halo 4

Online registration will guarantee you a spot in the tournament. Walk-ins welcome, must register on-site by 11am.

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uMVC3

Online registration will guarantee you a spot in the tournament. Walk-ins welcome, must register on-site by 11am.

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uSF4

Online registration will guarantee you a spot in the tournament. Walk-ins welcome, must register on-site by 11am.

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Smash 4 3DS

Online registration will guarantee you a a spot in the tournament. Walk-ins welcome, must register on-site by 11am. Everyone must BYO-3DS.

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Smash 4 Wii-U

REGISTRATION CLOSED. Online registration will guarantee you a a spot in the tournament. Walk-ins welcome, must register on-site by 11am. Everyone must BYO-Controller. Bring a set-up/adapter for a prize!

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Super Smash Bros. Melee

Online registration will guarantee you a a spot in the tournament. Walk-ins are welcome before tournament begins. Everyone must BYO-Controller. Bring a set-up for a prize!

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Pokemon 3DS

Online registration will guarantee you a spot in the tournament. Walk-ins welcome, must register on-site by 11am.

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We love our sponsors!

Winter GameFest is proudly sponsored by...




Interested in becoming a sponsor? Contact us!

The first Winter GameFest was held in 2006 and had less than 50 attendees in a one-day format. Last year, Winter GameFest 2014 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.

Check out our sponsorship brochure!