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Summer Esports Camp and Visit Day coming to The University of Olivet, in partnership with Block House

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Open to elementary, middle and high school gaming enthusiasts

Registration is underway for an esports camp and visit day at The University of Olivet in partnership with the Olivet Block House. The UOlivet esports camp and visit day offer young gaming enthusiasts the unique opportunity to delve into the world of competitive esports in a high-level competition gaming space.

Esports Camp for Ages 8-14, June 24-27

Students ages 8-14 interested in pursuing esports are invited to a four-day camp June 24-27 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Campers will immerse themselves in the dynamic Block House gaming environment to hone skills, engage in friendly competition and forge new friendships. Campers will experience Rocket League, Fortnite and Smash Bros Ultimate. The camp finale will be an open house family tournament. The cost is $100 per camper and includes lunch and snacks. Early-bird pricing of $80 is available until June 16. Register at UOlivet.edu/youth-esports-camp.

Esports Visit Day for Ages 15-17, June 28

High school students ages 15-17 are invited to a campus visit on June 28 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Participants will be among the first to experience the newly opened Block House, which serves as the home base for the UOlivet competitive esports team. In addition to gaming activities, students will hear from the UOlivet admissions team and can take a guided campus tour, including the athletic facilities. Esports team members are part of the UOlivet athletics program and can earn up to $2,000 per year in scholarships, in addition to other scholarships they may receive. There is no cost to attend the high school visit day. Lunch is included. Register at UOlivet.edu/high-school-esports-visit.

Block House

Block House is a new high-level esports competition space and casual restaurant and bar in Olivet. The competition space is arena-style to showcase a gamer’s talent, just like any other sport. High-level gaming systems that support competitive and recreational esports include racing simulators, console gaming, high-end gaming PCs, streaming stations, VR, a professional competition stage and production equipment thinking switcher.

For more information about the UOlivet esports program, camp or visit day, contact Elizabeth Layton, UOlivet esports program director and coach, at ELayton@UOlivet.edu.

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