Bear Cup Esports Tournament

California State Fair Bear Cup Esports Tournament. Powered by CESI

The California State Fair is excited to bring back our Bear Cup Esports Tournament! Competitors from around the GALAXY will go head to head in the biggest titles in gaming. With workshops, Esports Jr. (NEW THIS YEAR), and free play gaming, there is something for everyone!

Location: Expo Center, Building 5

Schedule: Open every day of the fair, July 14 through the 30.

  • Monday – Thursday: 11 am – 10 pm
  • Friday – Sunday: 10 am – 10 pm
July 15 – 17
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Game Design Competition

Participate in a game design competition and showcase your skills and creativity. Open to high schoolers and younger.
July 18 & 25
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Esports Jr.

New this year! Compete Against CESI semi-pro players or collegiate players for chance to win prizes!
July 20 – 24
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Special Celebrity Guest Max Rhyms

Max Rhyms creates very engaging content with high energy for games that focuses on battle royals, proving that gaming and music together provide the ultimate entertainment experience.
July 21
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Community Appreciation Night

Are you passionate about esports and game design? Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to gain valuable insights from the industry's finest! The event is from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.
July 27

Special Celebrity Guest “ENVOY”

Dylan "Envoy" Hannon is a Call of Duty esports player, currently a player for Los Angeles Thieves. He is a 2022 World Champion.


  • All Day Valorant Competition


  • 1st Place: San Jose State
  • 2nd Place: St. John Bosco Academy
  • All Day Overwatch Competition
  • 2pm: 1v1 Gunfight Event – $10 Entry
  • 4 pm: 1v1 Warzone Kill Race – $10 Entry
  • 5 pm: 2v2 Search and Destroy – $10 per Player


  • 1st Place: Sacramento State University, Green
  • 2nd Place: Fresno State University
  • All Day League of Legends Competition
  • 2pm: 1v1 Warzone Kill Race – $10 Entry
  • 4 pm: 1v1 Search and Destroy – $10 Entry
  • 5 pm: 2v2 Gunfight – $10 per Player


  • 1st Place: San Jose State University
  • 2nd Place: Sacramento State University
  • All Day Rocket League Competition
  • 2 pm: 1v1 Gunfight – $10 Entry
  • 4 pm: 2v2 Hardpoint – $10 Entry
  • 6 pm: 2v2 Gunfight – $10 Entry


  • 1st Place: San Jose State University
  • 2nd Place: Loyola Marymount University
  • All Day Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Competition


  • 1st Place: Santa Barbara City College
  • 2nd Place: Cooley Middle School
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