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Butler hosting esports summer camp for teens

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Posted at 5:44 PM, Jun 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-17 17:44:57-04

INDIANAPOLIS — Butler University is hosting a virtual esports summer camp to give gamers the opportunity to learn and grow their skills.

The camp will be for teenagers ages 14-18 in a weeklong online camp, focusing on a different game each week. The camps will feature games, drills and matches.

The featured games include Overwatch, Rocket League, League of Legends and Fortnite. The campers will learn about map and game strategy, team dynamics, and effective communication skills, according to a release.

Butler has competed in esports since 2017. Its group participates in the Big East Conference.

“Esports and gaming continues to grow on our campus, especially after launching our first dedicated Esports and Gaming Center in our Atherton Union,” said Dr. Frank E. Ross, VP for Student Affairs at Butler. “We must continue to evolve with our students’ passions recreationally and competitively. This provides clear connectivity of our students through employment opportunities that will enhance our student experience and career aspirations, while also developing the student of tomorrow.”

  • June 29 – July 2: Fortnite
  • July 13 – July 16: Rocket League
  • July 20 – July 24: Overwatch
  • July 27 – July 31: League of Legends

Cost: $200

To register for Camp Localhost, presented by Butler Esports, click here.