Gaming Community


Cal has a wide variety of active clubs, DeCal courses, student groups, and programs that engage the gaming community. From leadership programs to casual gameplay clubs, there is a group for everyone.

Gaming Clubs

Gaming clubs are communities of gamers, competitors, and esports fans who connect over their passion for video games.

Cal Esports Student Leadership Group

The Cal Esports Student Leadership Group provides a more direct access point for the gaming clubs and communities to receive support, feedback, and provide input for the direction and execution of Cal Esports events and programs.

Cal Esports Student Leadership Group members are selected from current student leaders in gaming communities on campus. Joining a club and contributing to their election process shapes the Cal Esports program.

Ambassador Program

The Ambassador Program is a passionate group of connectors, influencers, and student representatives who unite the campus through gaming-focused events and community networking.

Interested students call fill out an online application for Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 here.

Women in Gaming

Cal Women in Gaming is the official UC Berkeley sponsored initiative dedicated to empowering female gamers — in play, competition, and gaming industry careers.

Check out their Facebook Page for more info about joining and upcoming events.


The DeCal Program is a collection of student-run courses at Berkeley where students create and facilitate their own classes on a variety of emerging and important subjects. Several of these courses directly address gaming and esports and have open enrollment.

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