2023 Summer Camps When: Option 1 June 12-15 -- Option 2 June 19-22 Cost: $50

What is Esports? What is esports at Northwestern?

What to Expect?

These camps provide students with an opportunity to meet other local gamers, play with teammates in-person, and engage in team building. In addition, these camps will instruct students on esports fundamentals, improving their mental and physical health as a gamer, and how to clean and maintain their gaming equipment. 

Campers will also receive a year of Q&A access to the Northwestern Esports coaching staff via our camp discord.

What to bring?

Water bottle with a lid

Controller & cable to plug into a PC (Xbox One, Xbox series X, Playstation 4, or Playstation 5)

Discord account: https://discord.com/

Epic Games account: https://www.epicgames.com/id/register

Optional: Mouse, Keyboard, Headset (this equipment is provided, but you may bring your own if desired)

Location:

This camp will take place in the Northwestern College Esports arena located in the basement of Van Perusem Hall.

Camp highlights:

Quality fundamental instruction

Mentality coaching

Esports team play experience

Excellent facilities and equipment

Connections with other area gamers

FAQs: 

Q: Why should I pay for an esports camp when I can play video games at home for free?

A: Great question! This camp offers a unique opportunity to connect and compete side by side with other local gamers while receiving quality instruction from collegiate esports coaches.

Q: How is practicing esports different from playing video games?

A: What distinguishes practice from play is the intentional pursuit of improvement.

Q: I've never played this game before, can I still participate?

A: Prior experience is recommended but not required. Rocket League is free to play, so feel free to register for the camp now and familiarize yourself with the game before camp begins. 

Q: Will I just be playing video games the whole time?

A: No. A key component of this camp are coaching and discussion sessions that will take place outside of the video game.

Q: I play Rocket League on Playstation/Xbox, can I still sign up?

A: Yes! Just bring your controller & controller cable with you to the camp and we’ll help you get it connected to our PCs.

Q: Do I need to create a game account?

A: Yes. Bring your Epic Games account login info with you. You can create one for free here: https://www.epicgames.com/id/register

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