The University of Waterloo Warriors will be hosting a virtual League of Legends Esports Camp in collaboration with the Waterloo Region Sport Hosting Office from March 16-18, 2021.
University of Waterloo esports athletes will be trained by Sports Camps Canada to deliver top level instruction to campers as part of a STEM accredited curriculum developed in partnership with Logitech. Campers will take in tactics and tools to improve their gaming skills, while building important life skills that extend beyond gaming. Not only will campers improve in game, coaches will provide sessions focused on physical exercises and health to maintain overall wellness in and out of the game.
"The Waterloo Warriors have demonstrated an investment in esports, particularly through their League of Legends program which regularly places in the top brackets in North America", said Allister Scorgie, Director of Sport Hosting at Explore Waterloo Region. "When we engaged with Sports Camps Canada to host camps in Waterloo Region, we knew that along with top-level coaching, the Waterloo Warriors would continue to provide the support and resources needed to take this camp to another level. We're thrilled that the Waterloo Warriors are hosting a League of Legends camp, one of the most popular titles in the world of esports, and bring that experience to Waterloo Region."
The 3-day Esports Camp will be held virtually between March 16-18, 2021, and is available for kids ages 12-19, with an invite only class for university students added to the program. In-person esports camps are being considered for later in 2021 and beyond once it is safe to resume on-campus activities. The development of hosting the esports camp program is a direct result of the recent efforts by the Sport Hosting group and its esports advisors at Subnation Media to develop and execute a sustainable esports strategy for the Waterloo Region.
"We are pleased to have the opportunity to host this camp in partnership with Explore Waterloo Region and Sports Camps Canada." Commented Adam Steeves, Senior Manager of Recreation at the University of Waterloo. "Gamers at the University of Waterloo are extremely engaged and motivated to grow the program on campus and in the community. Launching this new program with such a strong team is a great step in the continued growth of esports within our region."
"We are excited to host Esports Camps with the University of Waterloo in 2021," says Kye Browning, Director of Esports Camps. "We believe the Waterloo Region is the perfect place to help develop the future of gaming and are excited to collaborate with the University of Waterloo to launch a new virtual camp program. We see now as the perfect time to create more access to coaching for aspiring gamers and foster stronger connections amongst gamers within our educational institutions."
Find out more information on the Warriors League of Legends Camps: https://www.sportscampscanada.com/esports/subnation/university-of-waterloo-league-of-legends-camp-on/
About Waterloo Warriors' League of Legends Program
The Waterloo Warriors' League of Legends program is one of the best collegiate programs in the country. The Warriors have consistently placed in Collegiate League of Legends' (cLoL) top brackets for both North American Regional and International play. The program has graduated numerous students who have gone on to compete on professional competitive teams and others have utilized their content creation skills on a professional level. Waterloo Warriors Esports continues to grow and develop annually with the goal to be a leader in the Canadian Collegiate scene.
About Sports Camps Canada
Sports Camps Canada (SCC) was founded in 2015 and is a subsidiary of US Sports Camps, the official operator of Nike Sports Camps in Canada. SCC partners with the country's best coaches to direct our camps and provide them with valuable administrative and marketing support. We continue to grow thanks to an outstanding community of Camp Directors and the dedication of the entire Sports Camps Canada staff.
About the Explore Waterloo Region Sport Hosting Office
Founded in 2019, the Sport Hosting Office (SHO) is a jointly funded sport entity in Waterloo Region responsible for Sport Hosting and Tourism. The mandate of the SHO includes attracting sporting events, developing sport infrastructure, enhancing the profile of sport in the community and aligning the various sport strategies to enhance Waterloo Region's profile as a premier sport destination. The SHO is housed under Explore Waterloo Region, the region's Destination Marketing Organization.