Butler University says it is partnering with Nerd Street Gamers, a national network of esports facilities and events, to host virtual esports winter camps.

The series of camps intend to teach youth about the fundamentals of competitive gaming, map and game strategy, team dynamics, and effective communication skills.

The camps, which run from December 14 through January 8, will virtually host gamers between the ages of 10 and 18 and focus on three of the more popular video games, Overwatch, Rocket League, and Fortnite.

The students will run games, drills, and matches throughout the duration of the week.

“In an ever-changing environment, we are proud to offer safe and competitive virtual opportunities for amateur gamers,” said Nerd Street Gamers Chief Executive Officer and founder John Fazio. “Our partnership with Butler University allows us to engage and connect aspiring players in an online esports camp, while fostering relationships with a prominent collegiate esports league.”

Butler co-hosted a similar camp during the summer.

Camp Dates:

  • December 14–18, 2020: Rocket League, Ages 15-18
  • December 14–18, 2020: Fortnite, Ages 10-14
  • January 4–8, 2021: Overwatch, Ages 15-18
  • January 4–8, 2021: Fortnite, Ages 10-14

To learn more about the camps, click here.

The university’s Butler Esports group has been competing since 2017 in intercollegiate esports, including in the BIG EAST Conference.