UCI ESPORTS ONLINE PROGRAMS

Live online coaching offered every day, year-round!

Evolve your gameplay with our experienced esports coaches. All levels of experience welcome! Program sessions are 90 minutes in length. We list our programs on Outschool.

Coach Spotlight

Chris Shell

Chris Shell
Chris Shell is an esports performance coach with a background working with professional esports athletes in a variety of titles including: Fortnite, PUBG, CS:GO, Heroes of the Storm, World of Warcraft, Overwatch, and more. His recent accomplishments include running mental health and wellness panels at TwitchCon and Blizzard headquarters in 2018. In his own gaming, Chris enjoys training in Super Smash Ultimate, Fortnite, and achievement hunting in World of Warcraft

Jon Gargoshian

Jon Gargoshian
Jonathan Gargoshian has been in the esports scene for over 7 years as both a professional player and coach. In that time, he has competed at multiple international championships in Bangkok, Thailand; Jakarta, Indonesia; Moscow, Russia; and Istanbul, Turkey. With his past experience, he has lead a number of teams to high place finishes in multiple esport titles. He prides himself in developing a player’s esport abilities from the ground up.

Steffen Spreng

Steffen Spreng
“I am currently an assistant esports coach for Benedictine University. I have always enjoyed the strategy and team-based aspect that League of Legends and Overwatch bring to the video game industry”

About UCI Esports

UCI is the first public university to create an official esports program and is regarded as one of the best and most comprehensive in the world. The vision for the esports program was born in the summer of 2015.With a successful Computer Game Science major, a thriving gaming community, and a history of elite competition, UCI is a natural place for esports to thrive.

UCI recruit’s the best gamers in the world to compete for their teams in the top collegiate leagues in North America and is at the forefront of game-related education and research. Learn more about their organization here.

Connected Camps programs are:

  • Live, online: Players interact with other players and our experienced instructors in real-time, online. We list our programs on Outschool and use Minecraft, Scratch, and popular esports titles.
  • Log in from anywhere: Your child can connect to our programs from anywhere (at home or on the road, wherever an internet connection is available), through a laptop or desktop computer.
  • Small group work: All of our programs are run in a small group setting, allowing players to share and learn from each other, leading to new friendships and lots of fun.
  • Tailored to your child’s interests: Instruction is hands-on and highly personalized. Our goal is to ignite a passion for learning, collaboration, and creativity.

We also offer online programs in Minecraft, coding, game design, video making and more

Players Love Our Programs

Our coach spent a lot of time with our students building their personal character (both individually and gaming wise). They were able to coordinate last minute changes and always keep a positive attitude. Our coach was able to have the student reflect on their own mistakes and develop at their own pace. To be honest I don’t know what type of season we would have had without the help and support of Connected Camps.” – NASEF General Manager

“My coach helped me to be more introspective to look at myself and try to see what i’m doing incorrectly. He also helped me control my own behavior and toxicity.” (League of Legends Player)

“I do strongly feel that my coach was knowledgeable in regards to the game. In regards to characters, the coach gave valuable insight regarding what team composition would go best in different scenarios. In addition, the coach gave further insights and recommendations on how to properly use each character to their fullest extent.” (Overwatch Player)

“Comparatively to other games that I’ve played, I’ve never really analyzed a game more closely than I have with League. Mostly because of my coach.”

About Connected Camps

Connected Camps is a not-for-profit organization providing connected learning experiences that foster creativity, problem solving, collaboration and interest-driven learning.

Three girl geeks and learning scientists with a passion for education and the positive potential of technology started Connected Camps in 2015. Since then, our online programs have introduced thousands of kids to coding and design.

Connected Camps’ mission is to build a global online community where kids build, code, play, and learn from one another. Learn more about our organization here.

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