Games Featured: Overwatch
We are pleased to announce the University of Oklahoma Esports Club Camp Featuring: Overwatch. Immerse yourself with top level instruction at this week long digital camp. With curriculum designed for intermediate to advanced players, the OU Esports Camps 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.
Why this camp? Why OU?
The Overwatch Esports program at The University of Oklahoma is a team of committed individuals that have played at extremely high levels in competitive Overwatch for years. The head coach has been coaching Overwatch for 3 years, and has been a coach in esports for the most of the last decade, and is an education student at OU that knows how to teach. This camp will also be divided into three sections based on skill level so that players get training more tailored to their current skill level. Our goal at the OU esports camp is for every player to leave our camp with a better understanding of the game and what it means to be in esports!
What to Expect:
During the Overwatch camp campers develop an improved understanding of hero mechanics, enhance strategy in assault, control, escort, and hybrid, learn hidden abilities, perfect your aiming, and much more! You’ll refine team play tactics and callouts. Campers learn how to best capitalize on sight lines as offensive, defensive, tank and support. Learn the best strategies for each hero on health, armor, and shield. You will develop and perfect strategies with coaches & teammates, then test and implement them in games. There will be a tournament with VOD analysis by the OU Esports coaching staff.
Skill Level Breakdown:
This camp will have 2 divisions based on skill rating and level. Campers indicate their skill level in the registration process. Campers are grouped and train with players of similar skills and abilities.
The divisions will be based on the following Skill Rating ranges:
Intermediate – 3000sr to 3699sr (Gold, Platinum, and Diamond)
Advanced – 3700sr + (Masters, Grand Masters, and Top 500)
At the end of the week the 4 teams will be placed in a double elimination bracket and play for a finals victory! This tournament is a simulation of how esports tournaments run and will also showcase individual player improvement.
The University of Oklahoma Overwatch camp is designed for players of all skill levels looking to take their game to the next level. Camps are for PC players only. Camps sessions are broadcast each day of camp (August 3rd-7th) from 11am-6pm PST/1pm-8pm CST/2pm-9pm EST
Camp is offered through Discord video call and will only be available for those who register. This camp is designed for PC players only. Campers work directly with the coaching staff on all tips, tricks, scrims, and pugs.
Camp will also offer physical exercises & techniques you can use to keep your body in peak performance.
SAMPLE DAILY SCHEDULE in CST:
1:00pm: Introduction & Practice Scrim: Mental APM, callouts, team bonding, nutrition, and health
2:00pm: Coached PUGs
3:00pm: VOD Review: ultimate tracking, how to stall and soft reset
4:00pm: Food Break and Off Screen Time
6:00pm: Compositional styles and planning, competitive play, incorporating daily lessons, tournament with VOD analysis
7:00pm: Team Practice and Tournament
8:00pm: Cool down + dismissal
Hello! My name is Joshua Riesenberg, aka Coach Thumper! I am the Head Coach for Overwatch at the University of Oklahoma and have the skills and experience to help you evolve into a more complete player. A few of these experiences are:
"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."
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