Students Preview the New Wallach ESPORTS Room

May 04, 2022

Set to officially open in Fall 2022. 

The Wallach Hall lounge has gotten a major upgrade. 

Thanks to a generous donation made by University Trustee Shirley Wang BUS’93 and Walter Wang, the lounge has been transformed to a state-of-the-art e-gaming room for undergraduate students. 

Members of Intramural and ESPORTS clubs were recently invited for a sneak peek. Students got to check-out the impressive space and test drive the equipment which includes: 

  • Two 75 inch 4K resolution screens with game system plug in capabilities  

  • One 4 panel, 4K resolution video wall for streaming and events 

  • 18 Lenovo Legion T7 gaming PCs with Intel Core i9 processor, 32GB RAM, NVidia GeForce RTX 3080 all with a Lenovo Legion 27-inch WLED Gaming Monitor 

  • Ambient LED lighting for an immersive playing experience 

  • Valorant, Minecraft, Apex Legends, League of Legends, CS:GO, & Destiny games installed with more to be added to the library 

The room features 18 Lenovo Legion T7 gaming PCs. Photo by Michael DiVito.

The space will be coordinated by Event Management and officially opens for the 2022-23 academic year. It will be reservable for Intramural and ESPORTS groups, while at other times open to the undergraduate residential community. More information about the schedule will be made available through student activities, Event Management, and Housing in the fall. 

The project is part of an initiative to support community at Columbia through the renovation of shared social spaces for undergraduates on the Morningside campus. In addition to the ESPORTS Room in Wallach Hall, the project includes the completed John Jay lounge refresh and the planned Wang Odeon, to be located in Lerner Hall.