Details

Sunday, June 30 at 2 PM - Saturday, July 6 at 1 PM
UCI Esports Arena
G205 C Student Center, Irvine, CA 92697
Price
Registration Fee
Due June 7, 2019. Includes housing and meals each day.
$1599.00

The UCI Esports Overwatch Bootcamp is a summer program for high-level Overwatch (PC only) players that have aspirations to play at the collegiate or professional level. 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, VOD review and how to take their game to the next level. Additionally, campers will learn about UCI, the Esports program, and collegiate and professional esports.

Our target audience is high school students currently in their junior or senior years of high school, but we encourage everyone who is interested in attending this camp to apply, as we may make a few exceptions based on other circumstances and qualifications.

The list of staff, guests, and the schedule is subject to change in the weeks leading up to the camps. This is still a work in progress as we continue to refine our curriculum to make sure that our camps are as enjoyable and educational as they can be while still accommodating our staff and all campers.

Schedule

Sunday, June 30
10:00 AM - 12:00 PMArrivals
12:00 PM - 4:00 PMArena Meetup and Housing Check-in
4:00 PM - 5:00 PMProgram Introductions and Icebreakers
5:00 PM - 7:00 PMTeam Assembly and Physical Activity
7:00 PM - 8:00 PMDinner
8:00 PM - 12:00 AMFree Time
Monday, July 1
10:00 AM - 11:00 AMLesson: Team Culture
11:00 AM - 1:00 PMLunch
1:00 PM - 5:00 PMSummer Games
5:00 PM - 7:00 PMArena (Scrims, Ranked, Review)
7:00 PM - 8:00 PMDinner
8:00 PM - 12:00 AMFree Time
Tuesday, July 2
10:00 AM - 11:00 AMLesson: Communication
11:00 AM - 1:00 PMScrims
1:00 PM - 2:00 PMLunch
2:00 PM - 5:00 PMGuest Speaker
5:00 PM - 7:00 PMArena (Scrims, Ranked, Review)
7:00 PM - 8:00 PMDinner
8:00 PM - 12:00 AMFree Time
Wednesday, July 3
10:00 AM - 11:00 AMLesson: Game Knowledge
11:00 AM - 1:00 PMScrims
1:00 PM - 2:00 PMLunch
2:00 PM - 5:00 PMMentor Matches
5:00 PM - 7:00 PMArena (Scrims, Ranked, Review)
7:00 PM - 8:00 PMDinner
8:00 PM - 12:00 AMFree Time
Thursday, July 4
10:00 AM - 1:00 PMCampus Tour and Headshots
1:00 PM - 2:00 PMLunch
2:00 PM - 5:00 PMGuest Speaker
5:00 PM - 7:00 PMArena (Scrims, Ranked, Review)
7:00 PM - 8:00 PMDinner
8:00 PM - 12:00 AMFree Time
Friday, July 5
10:00 AM - 1:00 PMGuest Speakers
1:00 PM - 2:00 PMLunch
2:00 PM - 6:00 PMStreamed Tournament Matches
6:00 PM - 7:00 PMCamp Culmination
7:00 PM - 9:00 PMClosing Ceremony and Dinner
9:00 PM - 12:00 AMFree Time
Saturday, July 6
10:00 AM - 12:00 PMCheck-out

Staff

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.

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.

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