UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE
ESPORTS ONLINE PROGRAMS
Live online coaching offered every day, year-round!
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.
“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 love it because there’s so many fun challenges and so many fun things to do. And I love playing with other people.
I love the Fortnite Club because I like playing with other kids. My teacher sets up challenges for us and I really like them.
“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.”
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.