Details

Monday, July 6 at 9 AM - Friday, July 17 at 5 PM
Online (Discord)
Price
Registration Fee
Applications due 6/14/2020. Discounts for multiple registrations.
$350.00

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have adapted our Summer 2020 camps to a fully-virtual program. Thank you for your patience and understanding! For everyone who had completed registrations for the overnight camp, we have issued full refunds.

Applications are LIVE, but the schedules and bios are still reflect previous camp plans. As we are ready to release more details, we will update this page and alert all accepted applicants.

The UCI Esports Overwatch Camp is a summer program for Overwatch PC players that desire to learn alongside industry professionals, improve their skills, and meet others that share the same passions for gaming.

The camp is designed to include and accommodate players from all skill levels and backgrounds. Our target audience for all of our camps are students in or just leaving high school. Regardless of if you have aspirations to play at the collegiate or professional level, or are just looking to hit the next tier up, you will be given ample support and attention to help you achieve those goals.

The camp will be led by UCI’s scholarship Overwatch team and coaching staff. Campers will receive strategic coaching and learn about team play, communication, effective review, and how to take their game to the next level. Additionally, campers will learn about UCI, the collegiate esports program, and the professional esports industry with guest speakers.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are offering fully virtual programs through Discord. Although applicants from all time zones are welcome to apply, our camp staff and activities will be operating on Pacific Time. To help set expectations, we’re preparing content to fill roughly 9:00am – 5:00pm PT each day (with breaks), although final schedules are subject to change.

We are offering two sessions, each 5 days long (Mon – Fri): July 6-10 and July 13-17. On this application, please indicate which session(s) you are available to attend so we can better schedule teams. Depending on demand and coaching staff availability, we may add additional sessions.

The base cost for the camp will be $350 for the week. Due to the team-based nature of the game, we will be sorting individual applicants into 6-person teams, and applicants may also choose to register with friends or teammates. For each additional applicant signing up together, we will offer a $25 discount.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and due by June 14. If accepted to the camp, you will be notified by June 17, and full payment and waiver forms will be due by June 22. If you have any questions about our program or this form, please contact esports@uci.edu.

Schedule

Sunday, July 5
11:00 AM - 2:00 PMArrivals & Check-in
2:00 PM - 3:00 PMProgram Introductions
3:00 PM - 5:00 PMTeam Setup
5:00 PM - 6:00 PMDinner
6:00 PM - 10:00 PMFree Time
Monday, July 6
7:30 AM - 8:30 AMBreakfast
8:30 AM - 9:30 AMLesson: VOD Review
9:30 AM - 11:30 AMUnannounced Activity
11:30 AM - 1:00 PMLunch
1:00 PM - 3:00 PMScrims
3:00 PM - 4:00 PMVOD Review
4:00 PM - 5:00 PMArena
5:00 PM - 6:00 PMDinner
6:00 PM - 10:00 PMFree Time
Tuesday, July 7
7:30 AM - 8:30 AMBreakfast
8:30 AM - 9:30 AMLesson: Communication & Team Culture
9:30 AM - 11:30 AMWorkshop
11:30 AM - 1:00 PMLunch
1:00 PM - 3:00 PMScrims
3:00 PM - 4:00 PMVOD Review
4:00 PM - 5:00 PMArena
5:00 PM - 6:00 PMDinner
6:00 PM - 10:00 PMFree Time
Wednesday, July 8
7:30 AM - 8:30 AMBreakfast
8:30 AM - 11:30 AMCampus Tour
11:30 AM - 1:00 PMLunch
1:00 PM - 3:00 PMScrims
3:00 PM - 4:00 PMVOD Review
4:00 PM - 5:00 PMArena
5:00 PM - 6:00 PMDinner
6:00 PM - 10:00 PMFree Time
Thursday, July 9
7:30 AM - 8:30 AMBreakfast
8:30 AM - 9:30 AMLesson: Game Knowledge
9:30 AM - 11:30 AMMentor Matches
11:30 AM - 12:30 PMLunch
12:30 PM - 3:00 PMEsports Careers (Guest Speakers)
3:00 PM - 5:00 PMScrims
5:00 PM - 6:00 PMDinner
6:00 PM - 10:00 PMFree Time
Friday, July 10
7:30 AM - 8:30 AMBreakfast
8:30 AM - 9:30 AMTournament Overview
9:30 AM - 11:30 AMTeam Meetings
11:30 AM - 12:30 PMLunch
12:30 PM - 4:00 PMStreamed Tournament
4:00 PM - 5:00 PMCamp Culmination
5:00 PM - 7:00 PMClosing Ceremony (Dinner)
7:00 PM - 10:00 PMFree Time
Saturday, July 11
7:30 AM - 8:30 AMBreakfast
8:30 AM - 11:00 AMCamper Check-out

Staff

Mark Deppe

Director
Mark led the efforts to create the world’s first esports program at a public university. Since 2010, he has advised student government and coordinated some of UCI’s largest and most successful events. He has a B.S. in psychobiology from UCLA and an MBA from Mihaylo College of Business and Economics.

Kathy Chiang

Assistant Director
Kathy manages the UCI Esports Arena and student staff. She graduated from UCI’s Computer Game Science major in 2016 after co-founding and leading one of the largest gaming clubs in the world, The Association of Gamers. Her favorite games include World of Warcraft, FFXIV, Fortnite, and Path of Exile.

Samantha Anton

Chief Operating Officer, NASEF
Samantha represents UCI Esports in managing operations, the community advisory board, and tournament events for the Orange County High School Esports League. She graduated from UCI in 2016, where she double majored in Political Science and Film & Media Studies.

Jessamyn Acebes

League Operations Coordinator, NASEF
Jessamyn serves as League Operations Coordinator for NASEF. A leader in the esports community since 2008, she was previously a supervisor and intern for UCI Esports. She specializes in events, media production, and team management. She is currently training to be the top SoCal Melee Jigglypuff.

Hillary Phan

Player Support Coordinator
Hillary supervises program interns and the scholarship teams. Once an esports intern, she now specializes in providing personal and professional development, team management, and event coordination. A veteran pro gamer, her latest achievements include 7th in the Beanstalk Skribbl Circuit.

Ronald Ly

Overwatch Head Coach
Ronald is the head coach for UCI Esports' scholarship Overwatch team. He graduated from University of Toronto where he earned his Honors B.A. specializing in philosophy and captained their Overwatch team from 2017-2018. His past competitive experiences in Overwatch include working as the head coach for Toronto Esports and Mayhem Academy. Ronald bleeds maple syrup and showcased it by coaching Canada to 3rd place in the 2018 Overwatch World Cup . True to his matchmaking main, Brigitte, his MO is to 'inspire' the larger Overwatch community by 'rallying' them behind him when he showcases his passion for the game by 'whipping' between many various podcasts and talk shows.

Michael Kuhns

Overwatch Assistant Coach
Michael is the assistant coach for UCI Esports' scholarship Overwatch team. He was formerly a professional player, most notably for Counter Logic Gaming. During his time as a player, he earned top 500 rewards for every season 1-10. After playing professionally, he transitioned to coaching where he helped lead GOATs/First Generation to Contenders 2018 Playoffs. Michael's competitive interests extend past Overwatch as well; one of his first competitions in gaming extends back to 2011 where he played Starcraft II at MLG Orlando and continue to today where he recently finished top 1000 in MtG Arena to qualify for the Mythic Qualifier Weekend.

Christopher Vitrano

Camp Counselor
Chris "Aalce" Vitrano majors in Criminology at UCI. Chris began his gaming lifestyle at the age of 4 with games like Morrowind, Warcraft 3 and Diablo when his dad had introduced a brand new gaming computer into their household. In his free time, Chris enjoys playing games, sports and coaching, whether it be playing for UCI's Men's Ultimate Frisbee club team or coaching his high school Cross Country team back home, he believes that exercise is a crucial part to gaming itself.

Seong Su Park

Camp Counselor
Seong Su Park is the main tank substitute player for UCI Esports’ scholarship Overwatch team. He is currently a second year UCI student majoring in computer science. Apart from Overwatch, his favorite games include the Monster Hunter series, Rust, Borderlands 2, and Super Mario Sunshine.

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