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ATHENS, W.Va. – Spots to attend Concord Esports’ first-ever summer camps are filling up and youth esports players are encouraged to sign up today. The camps – divided into two age groups – will be held at Concord University’s Esports facility located in the Rahall Technology Center on the Athens campus.

The first camp (Group A) is set for June 13-15, 2022, and will be for participants ages 7-15. The second camp (Group B) will be held from June 16-18, 2022 for ages 16-18. Activities will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily for both camps.

Registration is limited at each camp to 30 participants. Currently, 10 spots remain for the younger age group and 25 for the older campers.

Since beginning competition in the fall of 2019, Concord Esports has grown into a formidable presence in the national collegiate arena with Concord University holding the distinction of being the first public college or university in West Virginia to offer varsity esports to its students. Now, the program will be sharing this experience and expertise with youth during the two summer camps.

Concord Esports Director Austin Clay says the camps offers youth esports players an opportunity to learn and improve their skills. He explains that the second camp is serving as a recruiting tool for campers ages 16-18 helping them get their “name in front of Concord Esports.”

Clay says that along with having fun and improving their esports skills at the camps, participants will learn about teamwork, leadership, and sportsmanship. He adds that while providing youth esports players with an opportunity to sharpen their abilities, the camps are also a way to spotlight and cultivate esports in the state.

Current Concord esports players will be working with the campers. The games offered during the camps include Valorant, Rocket League, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Fortnite and Overwatch. Participants can expect to create and play with their own team; play video games and have aim training; enjoy fun trivia games, and be eligible for prizes. Each camper will also have a professional headshot taken.

HyperX is joining Concord Esports as a partner in hosting the summer camps. During the trivia game held at lunch each day, HyperX will give out a HyperX Revolver headset for a total of six headsets.

Cost to attend a camp is $150 per person and advance reservations are required. Online registration and payment is available here. Click here for a downloadable brochure for mail-in registration and payment.

For additional information contact Austin Clay at akclay@concord.edu or 304-384-5320 or visit the Concord Esports webpage.

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