Immerse yourself with top-level instruction at this digital camp. With curriculum designed for advanced players, the Esports Performance Academy camp staff guides you through drills and strategies in a fun and competitive environment. The comprehensive training approach provides players with a number of tactics and tools that they can utilize to improve their gaming skills, while building important life skills that extend beyond the game.
Campers can expect to improve their reactions, APM, stage control, and awareness. Campers learn about champion matchups, and best tactics with specific champions. You’ll refine team play tactics, working on character match-ups, map control, and punishing your opponent for their mistakes. Learn how to prevent tilting and maintaining your flow state with mental and human performance training.
Pro Camp: This camp is self-designated. Please see description to see where you fit in.
Our pro camp is made to host the best of the best Super Smash Bros. players and will offer small student to instructor ratios to maximize individual coaching. This camp will focus on higher-level tactics and will assume your fundamentals are excellent.
SAMPLE DAILY SCHEDULE:
4pm: Warm Up: Combo Practice, hand exercises, word of the day, agenda
4:15pm: Lesson: Mental APM, callouts, game mentality
4:30pm: Drills: Basic Teching, basic combos, stage control, etc.
5:00pm: Drills: Match play and review with micro review on each player
5:45pm: Headspace, Cool down
• Gamer Fitness - Healthy strategies to take care of your body and mind
• Skills Acquisition - Understanding the game, and how to refine your mechanics
• Game Mechanics - Teamwork and Communication. Tunneling techniques, Low-ground strategies, Peek shots
• Game Settings - Improving ability by leaving your comfort zone
A detailed registration packet containing check-in details, health/release forms, required items, and emergency contact information will be emailed a week before the start of camp.
Andrew Cooley’s background includes over 15 years in all levels of esports, from playing professionally to coaching to management. He founded State of Mind Gaming and was President of GG Esports Academy prior to co-founding Esports Performance Academy. He has guided and fostered teams and players through various states of their careers, establishing a strong foundation of insights into the mindsets and motivations driving esports aces and aspirants. Given that, he believes that the environment around a player is just as intrinsically important as skills development – and can often be harder to come by. Mechanical and game knowledge will come from just playing the game, but team environment, communicative skills, and physical/psychological fitness all contribute to peak performance, and are not as naturally fostered.
"Our son William absolutely loved it and gained more confidence with his gaming during this week of camp. He really enjoyed spending time with people who had the same level of interest that he has for esports. It also opened his and our eyes to what is involved in playing and/or training for esports."
"I had a super time at the Esports Camp! Lovely to meet so many people IRL, and geek out with our next generation of leaders and changers in the space."
"The gaming was great because I had people to play with and I got to try new things. Our coach(Sidney) was nice and a good coach and got along with everyone and the overnight stay part was ok"
"Apparently his coach helped him with a mistake ritual. I am so thankful as this will help the screaming decrease. Ha! He improved high ground re-takes, game sense and side jumps and I have no idea what any of that means. So thank you!"
"I really improved on my team communication skills. This was my first real competitive experience, and I think it was a lot of fun, and very valuable. I really enjoyed working as a team, and cooperating with others to reach our goal."
"My takeaway from this camp was how health and other activities play a role into video games. I also loved learning from the Cavs coach and what his daily routine is like."
"I learned how to work with my overwatch team much better than I could have without camp."
"This was awesome everybody was very nice and they helped me understand the game better"
"Rambo was very knowledgeable about things you can do outside of the game like stretches and your mindset, not just in the game. My overall gameplay became better because of that."
We are running esports camps with some of the best venues, teams, coaches and events around North America. As new dates and locations become available, signup to be the first to know.