11.12.19: Please see the attached responsive information. When trying to satisfy the request for emails, there were too many hits using search terms. You can try to narrow the search in a new request but normally email searches result in estimated expenses of at least three figures. In addition, please be advised that the major cost of the room was the architectural design and the construction cost. However, if a High School was wanting to put in an e-sports room and the room already had appropriate HVAC system, lighting and painting then you would not have to pay for the majority of the cost WSU paid to have this project completed.
The E-Sports Hub at the Heskett Center had an HVAC system that was built for a storage space which required a redesign the room and install a custom HVAC and lighting system.
The telecommunications expense (running the wires and making sure we had “gamming speed” ethernet connections) & the cost of the computers, gaming chairs, table & peripherals (keyboard, mouse, monitor, mousepad) are the key expenses when building an e-sports room.
On going cost: someone completes weekly updates of the games because WSU installed “deep freeze” on the computers that stops people from downloading games or other applications. This will probably take an hour once a week.
Other on-going cost: may exist but the room hasn’t been open long enough.
This request is completed.