PHILADELPHIA – Susquehanna Esports, an esports organization dedicated to bringing professional esports teams to the Mid-Atlantic region, will help incorporate physical well-being, leadership, and teamwork activities into a new Philadelphia esports camp this summer.
The Harrisburg-based esports group has partnered with N3rd Street Gamers to engage participants in a range of activities at the camps that will take place inside N3rd Street Gamers’ Localhost esports venue at 908 N. Third St. in Philadelphia beginning June 17.
The mission of the esports summer camps is to promote camaraderie by inviting participants to engage face-to-face with each other. Being in the same physical location encourages communication and provides a safe environment for attendees to learn, communicate, and meet like-minded people.
Susquehanna Esports, whose goal is to support the region’s growing esports community with live events, skill training, and top-quality gameplay, will develop content for three 1-week summer camps scheduled for the third and fourth weeks of June and the first week of July.
"If you listen to a group of 14-year-olds coordinate and plan, you realize that esports is more than entertainment--it's how today’s kids communicate, build relationships and learn problem-solving," says Charles Palmer of Susquehanna Esports. "Learning in esports is very similar to learning in traditional sports."
Camps will employ personal trainers who will lead attendees in skills and creativity exercises. Trainers also will coach players on the importance of posture, sleep, and communication as they participate in esports.
One goal of the summer camp is to use exercises, both physical and nonphysical, to teach life skills to attendees. The activities are designed to ensure the participants become better players and position them as better candidates for college scholarships and career professionals.
Susquehanna Esports stresses the importance of increasing diversity in esports and gaming, by creating a healthy, safe, and welcoming environment. Camp directors will leverage Fortnite, a popular title with teens, to teach communication, perseverance, and leadership skills to participants.
The Esports Summer Camp schedule begins the third week of June and runs until the first week of August.
Three one-week camps with Susquehanna Esports
June 17 - June 21
June 24 - June 26
July 1 - July 5
Those interested in attending the Esports Summer Camps can submit their email addresses here: http://nsg.gg/esports-summer-camp-2019/
About Susquehanna Esports
Susquehanna Esports is dedicated to bringing professional esports teams to the Mid-Atlantic region. Our goal is to support the region’s growing esports community with live events, skill training, and top-quality gameplay.
About N3rd Street Gamers
N3rd Street Gamers (NSG) is an esports network headquartered in Philadelphia, PA that focuses on serving semi-professional and developing competitive gamers. The company promotes greater access to the esports industry by increasing the amount of in-person competitions run on high-quality equipment at affordable prices. In 2018, NSG launched the National Championship Series to provide high-quality gaming tournaments to more than ten cities nationwide. Early backing came from SeventySix Capital, a premier sports tech venture capital firm led by World Series Champion Ryan Howard. Comcast Spectacor, owner of a portfolio of professional sports teams including the NHL’s Philadelphia Flyers and the Overwatch League’s Philadelphia Fusion, strategically invested in NSG in 2018 to fuel national growth. Through the support of these partnerships, N3rd Street Gamers is laying a national framework for esports talent development.