Monday, June 21 at 10 AM - Friday, June 25 at 4 PM
Online (Discord)
Registration Fee
Applications due 5/16/2021. Discounts for multiple registrations.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have adapted our camps to fully-virtual programs. Thank you for understanding!

Applications are LIVE, and we will continue to update the schedule and staff bios.

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.

We are running all camp activities 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 10:00am – 4:00pm PT each day (with breaks), although final schedules are subject to change.

We are currently planning to offer one session, Mon – Fri, June 21-25, 2021. Depending on demand and coaching staff availability, we may add additional sessions.

The base cost for the camp will be $399 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 May 16 or until we fill all slots. If accepted to the camp, you will be notified before June 1, and full payment will be due by June 6. If you have any questions about our program or this form, please contact


Monday, June 21
10:00 AM - 10:30 AMUCI Esports Program Introduction
10:30 AM - 11:00 AMTeam Meeting: Player Introductions
11:00 AM - 11:30 AMLesson: Team Culture
11:30 AM - 12:30 PMActivity: Give & Take Gameplay
12:30 PM - 1:30 PMLunch
1:30 PM - 3:30 PMScrims
Tuesday, June 22
10:00 AM - 10:30 AMLesson: Frameworks & Compositions
10:30 AM - 12:00 PMActivity: Draft Exercise
12:00 PM - 1:00 PMLunch
1:00 PM - 3:00 PMScrims
3:00 PM - 3:30 PMVOD Review
Wednesday, June 23
10:00 AM - 10:30 AMLesson: Fundamental Principles
10:30 AM - 12:00 PMActivity: Team Limit Testing
12:00 PM - 1:00 PMLunch
1:00 PM - 3:00 PMScrims
3:00 PM - 3:30 PMVOD Review
Thursday, June 24
10:00 AM - 10:30 AMLesson: Anatomy of a Teamfight
10:30 AM - 12:00 PMActivity: Counselor Match
12:00 PM - 1:00 PMLunch
1:00 PM - 3:00 PMScrims
3:00 PM - 3:30 PMVOD Review
Friday, June 25
10:00 AM - 10:30 AMTeam Meeting: Map Draft
10:30 AM - 12:00 PMGuest Speaker TBA
12:00 PM - 1:00 PMLunch
1:00 PM - 1:30 PMPractice: Match Preparation + Warm-up
1:30 PM - 3:00 PMTournament (Bo7)
3:00 PM - 3:30 PMClosing Ceremony


Mark Deppe

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.

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.



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