The UW-Whitewater Campus has been home to a strong club esports program. This summer, we’re building on the incredible work of students to offer multiple esports camps. The esports club provides esports players and supporting roles on the path to their future careers. To join the UW-Whitewater Esports Club; click the “Connect” button on the Discord widget in the right side panel.
More information coming soon!
More information coming soon!
Erik “Da_bears” Stromberg is a well renowned Counter Strike former professional, and current Analyst and Caster. He has casted for events such as ESL (Electronic Sports League) CS:GO Pro League, Dreamhack Open Denver, ESL One: New York, and the FaceIT Esports Championship Series. Erik will be talking to campers interested in getting more involved in the casting/broadcast scene in esports, as well as his experiences commenting on games filled to the brim with professional esports talent.
To learn more: https://liquipedia.net/counterstrike/Da_bears
Shareef is an adjunct professor of video games and learning as well as a licensed substitute math teacher. His views on science and technology have been featured on sources such as the New York Times, the Smithsonian, the Guardian, NPR, Scientific American, and MacLean's. He is also featured in the YouTube diversity in gaming series Gaming Looks Good and as a player / Dungeon Master of the Dungeons and Dragons show Rivals of Waterdeep. He was previously featured as a cohost on the video game podcast Spawn On Me and a player on the Roll20 show Star Trek Adventures.
In order to take part in the UW-Whitewater Esports Camps Programs, we have identified a set of minimal computational and software requirements to ensure that our campers are able to participate properly.
Please note that you must own the games to participate in competition
All other software used will be free.
OS: Windows 7 (64 bit) or Newer (64 bit) Windows OS
Processor: 3 GHz Dual core
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 760, AMD Radeon R7 270X, or better
DirectX: Version 11
Storage: 100 GB available space
1024 x 768 minimum display resolution
Webcam (Ideal but not required)
Steam or Epic Games Launcher (Free with account sign-up)
Battle.net (Free with account sign-up)
League of Legends (Free with account sign-up)
Discord (Free with account sign-up)
Google Hangouts (Free with Google account)
During camps, staff will provide technical support to campers.
Prior to camp, please contact Director Nick Hwang (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Jacob Halfman (HalfmanJT12@uww.edu) for support or questions.
In this week-long esports summer camp, campers will
Campers will have a variety of opportunities to
Campers will become better players by
Campers will develop skills beyond the game to recognize and practice
Game titles campers will gain more experience in (Games not included in camp cost)
Camps will be staffed by the UW-Whitewater Esports Team and UW-W faculty. Campers will be playing games in a closed digital environment to monitor the content and community.
The UW-Whitewater Esports Studio initiative is a culmination of esports based education and competition. The studio will be host to over two dozen high-grade competition PC gaming setups, with a focus on accessibility, ease-of-use, student involvement, and competition. The lab will be open to students and the local community at a low hourly rate or for a semesterly one-time pass. This lab will be a flagship facility for esports, accessibility, inclusion, and for developing a revenue-generating facility at UW-Whitewater.
The UW-Whitewater Esports Studio is a joint mission between the Center for Inclusive Education & Employment, the UW-Whitewater Division of Student Affairs, UW-Whitewater University Housing, the College of Arts and Communication, the James R. Connor University Center, and the UW-Whitewater Esports Club. With esports being such a broad new field of opportunity in education, all of these parties came together to identify that the UW-Whitewater campus is a perfect candidate for the focus and development of an esports studio space and beyond.
With all University of Wisconsin System Institutions being tasked to hone their identity, this provides an incredible opportunity to further define and continue the excellence of opportunity and accessibility provided on the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater campus. The opportunity for improving retention, recruitment, and revenue on the UW-Whitewater campus is almost certain with the approval and construction of this space.
More information will be available in the near future regarding this Inclusive Esports Studio Space.
The UW-Whitewater Esports Club has been a staple for gaming on the UW-Whitewater Campus since its founding in 2018. If you are interested in learning more about the UW-W Esports Club, reach out to email@example.com or join the open community Discord!
Center for Inclusive Transition, Education and Employment
University of Wisconsin - Whitewater
Coordinator, Esports President
If you are interested in getting involved with the UW-Whitewater Esports Studio and program as a sponsor please reach out to the following email address to learn more about how your business can be integrated into our program:
If you are interested in getting involved with the UW-W Esports Club as a sponsor, please reach out to: firstname.lastname@example.org