Our Mission

Making esports a part of student life

AcadArena is a national campus esports program in the Philippines focused on three pillars: competition, education experience.
We're here to elevate esports in schools across the country, empower student-enthusiasts, and prepare them for a career in any industry.
Whether you're a student-leader, competitor, teacher, want to pursue a career in gaming or just want to meet new friends, AcadArena has something for you.
POWER IN NUMBERS
AcadArena has and always will be built for students-first. We're proud to have brought opportunities to thousands of enthusiasts, leaders and competitors in universities across the country.
10000
Students who participated in our tournaments in 2019
300
Schools engaged with our programs
150
Student events supported
OUR partners
OUR PILLARS
At AcadArena, we're all about showing that esports is #NotAllPlay. Through our different educational, experiential and competitive programs, we offer all types of students ways to learn, grow and enjoy.
Career
Find your place in the esports, tech and media industry through our educational programs built hand-in-hand with leaders in the space.
Community
Connect with thousands of fellow student gaming enthusiasts both inside your school and and across the country with our Alliance network.
Competition
Gather your friends to represent your school across our tournaments and win thousands in prizes and scholarships!
OUR JOURNEY
We've come a long way. Here are some of our most important moments with you.
OUR TEAM
We're collective of industry veterans passionate about bring campus esports to the next level.
Ariane Lim
Co-Founder & Director
Ariane pioneered campus esports in the Philippines as the head of Garena's local student-gaming initiative from 2016 - 2018. Her expertise in program development has led her to work for brands such as NetEase and Huya.
Justin Banusing
Co-Founder & Business/Expos Lead
Justin is a start-up swiss army knife. On top of managing AcadArena's business and expo affairs, he is a project manager for Pipeline, an esports ops manager for the University of Washington and an editor for INQUIRER.net.
David Viray
Competition Lead
David is a competitor in the purest sense of the word, being a former player in the Pro Gaming Series and a winner of the LoL Collegiate League. Now, he works to create competitive opportunities for students of all kinds.
Ariane Lim, Co-Founder & Director
Ariane pioneered campus esports in the Philippines as the head of Garena's local student-gaming initiative from 2016 - 2018. Her expertise in program development has led her to work for brans such as NetEase and Huya.
Justin Banusing, Co-Founder & Business/Expos Lead
Justin is a start-up swiss army knife. On top of managing AcadArena's business and expo affairs, he is a project manager for Pipeline, an esports ops manager for the University of Washington and an editor for INQUIRER.net.
David Viray, Competition Lead
David is a competitor in the purest sense of the word, being a former player in the Pro Gaming Series and a winner of the LoL Collegiate League. Now, he works to create competitive opportunities for students of all kinds.

THE ALLIANCE
While we work with dozens of schools across the archipelago, alliance schools are model examples of  collegiate esports and they get hands-on supports and guidance from our team. Here are some of our pioneer members.
Teletigers
University of Santo Tomas
LG Esports
Ateneo de Manila University
Viridus Arcus
De La Salle University
Oblation Esports
University of the Philippines
iTamaraws
Far Eastern University - IT
WVSU Esports Org
West Visayas State University
SAGE Esports
University of San Agustin
Malayan Esports
Malayan Colleges Laguna
Teletigers
University of
Santo Tomas
LG Esports
Ateneo de Manila
University
Viridus Arcus
De La Salle
University
Oblation Esports
University of the
Philippines
iTamaraws
University of
Santo Tomas
WVSU Esports Org
West Visayas
State University
SAGE Esports
University of
San Agustin
Malayan Esports
University of
Santo Tomas
LG Esports
Ateneo de
Manila University
Teletigers
University of
Santo Tomas
Viridus Arcus
De La Salle
University
Oblation Esports
University of the
Philippines
iTamaraws
Far Eastern
University - IT
WVSU Esports Org
West Visayas State
University
SAGE Esports
University of
San Agustin
Malayan Esports
Malayan Colleges
Laguna
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