NIU Naperville Esports Lounge

NIU Esports Lounges Closed. Play Pick-up Games Online.

Our Esports Lounges are closed to students and guests until face-to-face classes resume. We invite you to play for free with and against others throughout the NIU Community in Esports Online Pick-Up games. Join us on NIU Esports Discord and pass the time with friendly competition! Each day for the coming weeks, we'll run two sessions: 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. There's no pressure to attend any or all sessions, just join when you are able and willing.

Monday: Card Games (Hearthstone, Legends of Runeterra, Magic: the Gathering)
Tuesday: League of Legends
Wednesday: Overwatch
Thursday: Rocket League
Friday: Fortnite
Saturday and Sunday: Free-play sessions both days. Feel free to find a partner in any game and build the community in whatever you want to play.

Questions? Email Conner at

Visit Our Esports Lounges


$5 an hour or $45 for 10 hours.

Registered NIU students play free with a valid OneCard Student ID.

Most video games do require an account to play (STEAM,, Xbox, PS4 or Nintedo). Don't have one? One of our attendants can help you set up an account.


 1120 E Diehl Rd, Naperville, IL 60563

Reserving the Esports Lounge for Special Events

Our esports lounges are available thoughout the week for local high school and community college club practice or tournaments; corporate events; parties; or just a friendly drop-in game. Contact to find out more about making a reservation.


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Contact Us

NIU Esports Lounge - Naperville
1120 E. Diehl Rd.
Naperville, IL 60563

NIU Esports Lounge - Hoffman Estates
5555 Trillium Blvd.
Hoffman Estates, IL 60162

Hours of Operation

Our Esports Lounges are closed until face-to-face classes resume at NIU. During this time we invite you to play free online by joining our discord server at