The Close Quarter Combat Championship, abbreviated as CQC or CQC Championship and sometimes referred to as Arena, is an arena combat mode in Elite Dangerous and the only game mode in the stand-alone release Elite Dangerous: Arena. It can be accessed from the main menu under Start → Arena. The Arena mode is available to anyone who owns the full base game, Elite: Dangerous.
CQC consists of game modes: Team Deathmatch, Deathmatch, and Capture the Flag. Ships available to pilot are the F63 Condor, Sidewinder MkI, Eagle MkII, and the Imperial Fighter, with unlockable, customisable loadouts.
In-universe, CQC Championship is a combat simulation made available by Utopixx Entertainment, a Federation company.