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Top-up and buy time

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Top-up your PC account or pay directly for time on the consoles.

Whether you're coming as a group to play Switch Sports, logging in solo to complete your dailies, or you're here to practice as 5 for the new major, here is where you get started.

Our prices have been recently updated to ensure they are the best in the country! We offer a standard price per person per hour as well as exciting bundles; keep your eye out for our seasonal offers!

Our payment systems vary slightly for use on the solo consoles, the big screen console, and the computers. Please read our top-up and purchase guidance on this page for clarity.

Due to popular demand, we are also now offering in-advance bookings for a small booking-fee. Find out more here:

Book in advance


Please read our terms and conditions of use

Esports Centre terms & conditions

TOP-UP AND PURCHASE GUIDANCE:

  • If you are a first time user, please create your account first at any of the computers and enter your created username in the purchase form below so that we can quickly assign your credit to you.
  • Usernames/accounts are not needed for purchasing console sessions
  • Buy your top-up amount or console session and inform the member of staff at the Esports Centre. If paying for console time, you will now get a controller and can get started! Your time starts from when you load up the game. See below for our download compensation
  • For PC users, sit at your computer and your account will now show the money you have topped up, for you to spend on the offer of your choosing.
  • Time will remain on your account until it is used up, so you don't have to use it all in one sitting!
  • If there are any delays that use up your time outside of playing or browsing, such as a large game download of over 5 minutes, or a problem with our peripherals then let us know and we will assist you with the issue and add any manually re-add any lost time to your account

Console Offers (Use-or-lose)

Price Activity Description
£1 Quick solo session Just £1 for 30 minutes per person
£2 Solo session Pay £2 an hour to pay-as-you-go (gaming monitor ONLY)*
£4 Co-op session 1 hour session for 2 people**
£7 Co-op session 2 hour session for 2 people**
£12 Squad session 2 hour group session (max 4 people)***

All time purchased for the console must be used during your session, aka 'use-or-lose'.

All console time must be purchased upon arrival to the Centre. Console time purchased before arrival to the Centre will not be refunded nor accepted as payment.

*Multiple one hour sessions can be bought for one person

**Co-op sessions can be played on either the big screen or gaming monitor

***Group sessions can only be played on the big screen


Computer Offers

Price Offer Description
£1 15 minute top-up Quickly top-up your game time if you're running out!
£3.50 1 hour* Pay £3.50 an hour to pay-as-you-go
£13 4 hour bundle Bulk-buy 4 hours for a good gaming session!
£30 10 hour bundle Bulk-buy 10 hours for your account and save!
£70 25 hour bundle Bulk-buy more than a day of gaming to use as you wish

All computer offers must be purchased by the user at their computer after topping up.

^Multiple of any of the above offers can be purchased onto one computer account

All purchases on computer accounts stay on your account until they are used up.


Please note console time is not usable after you end your session. You must use the time you purchase in one sitting. A strict maximum of 5 minutes leeway is given to finish console games. A 30-minute purchase option has been added in response to customer feedback to ensure this rule suits our console users. If you have any questions, please ask our staff.

We have a zero-tolerance rule for abusive behaviour towards our staff, you can and will be asked to leave and any remaining time will not be honoured.


Top-up your Esports Centre account or purchase console time here:

Esports Centre username not necessary for console - mandatory for computer users:

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Privacy notice

Your details will only be used to contact you as indicated in your enquiry. We are committed to protecting your personal information and being transparent about how we use it.

The University of Warwick will process your personal data provided on the online registration form for the purposes of playing games at the Warwick Esports Centre.

The legal basis for processing this personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract.

Your personal data will not be shared or disclosed to any third parties external to the University of Warwick.

Your personal data will/will not be transferred outside of the UK, will be kept securely by the University of Warwick and will be retained for five years.

The University of Warwick is the Data Controller of any information you have entered on this form and is committed to protecting the rights of individuals in line with Data Protection Legislation. The University's Data Protection webpages provide further information on your rights and how the University processes personal data. If you wish to submit a data subjects rights request, make a complaint or report a suspected personal data breach, please contact the University’s Data Protection Officer by email at infocompliance@warwick.ac.uk.

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