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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.


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If you’re interested in learning about esports or want to get more experience, you’ll have a fun week learning, playing, and becoming a better esports athlete. 

The camps will focus on the games Overwatch, League of Legends, and Rocket league. Your camper can choose to participate in one of those three titles that most interests them.

Scheduling and pricing:

$60 - June 22-June 26 - Esports Summer Camp - (Middle School) - 9AM-3:30PM 

If you’re a seasoned veteran or looking to develop your skills further, our High School Esports camp will get your competitive juices flowing. 

The camps will focus on the games Overwatch, League of Legends, and Rocket league. Your camper can choose to participate in one of those three titles that most interests them.

Scheduling and pricing:

$75 - July 6 -July 10 - Esports Summer Camp - (High School) - 9AM-3:30PM 


In this week-long esports summer camp, campers will

  • Become a better esports athlete.
  • Learn from coaches and players.
  • Push themselves & pursue their passion.
  • Practice and compete with other campers, with a chance to win free entrance into a week-long tournament camp!

Campers will have a variety of opportunities to

  • Improve their level of play through skill and strategy.
  • Identify their gaming strengths.
  • Design, compete in and produce a professional grade championship tournament event.
  • Explore collegiate and professional opportunities within the ecosystem of esports.
  • Gain insight into career networking, esports team building, media exposure, tournament marketing and the business of esports.

Campers will become better players by

  • Learning to self-reflect and manage emotions.
  • Training to work as a team.
  • Playing side-by-side with teammates.
  • Learning to prepare, communicate, and grow from competitive experiences while developing leadership skills.

Campers will develop skills beyond the game to recognize and practice

  • Fair play
  • Competitive respect
  • Integrity
  • Speaking out against hate speech and discrimination

Game titles campers will gain more experience in (Games not included in camp cost)

  • Overwatch
  • League of Legends 
  • Rocket League
    *Individual Middle School Sessions focus on one title. Be sure to check each week’s title.

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.

Guest Speaker Erik Da_Bears Stromberg: Former ESL Pro league caster/analyst, Esports championship series commentator, Twitch rivals commentator, Dreamhack open Denver.  Go to bit.ly/uwwcamps to sign up.

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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

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Photo of ShareefShareef 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.

Computer

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

Resolution

1024 x 768 minimum display resolution

Accessories

Mouse

Keyboard

Headphones

Microphone

Webcam (Ideal but not required)

Software

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 (hwangn@uww.edu) or Jacob Halfman (HalfmanJT12@uww.edu) for support or questions.

Nick Hwang
Camps Director
hwangn@uww.edu

Jacob Halfman
Coordinator, Esports President
HalfmanJT12@uww.edu

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Location

Center for Inclusive Transition, Education, & Employment (CITEE)
Community Engagement Center
1260 W. Main Street
Whitewater, WI 53190

Email

WI-WIOA: 
wiwioacp@uww.edu

Now is the Time:
nowisthetime@uww.edu

Phone

Phone: (262) 472-1702

Fax: (262) 472-4116