Esports Camp at Albertus Magnus College is as Hot as Summer

August 9 Event Near Full Student Capacity

New Haven, Conn., August 2, 2022 Albertus Magnus College is once again holding an Esports Camp, building upon highly  successful events plus its Esports Administration/Management Minor that started this past Spring Semester. 

Who: Rising High School Students 

What: Esports Camp 

When: August 9, 2022 from 9:30am to 3pm 

Where: Hubert Campus Center, 831 Winchester Ave. in New Haven 

Why: Compete; Gain Skills; Learn from Experts; Meet New People; Explore College and Career Options 

This newest Esports Camp showcases Esports and Fighting Game Community (FGC) Commentators Angelo “AJAX”  Rodriguez and Jon “AG” Hoyt. Participants will also get to make their own 3D World. It is a hands-on learning day where  students can see how education, gaming, and Esports are all interconnected.  

Approaching its 100th Anniversary, Albertus has continuously responded to the educational needs of students as well as  the skills demanded by businesses -- and competitive video gaming is no different. This is a rapidly growing, billion-dollar  industry with gamers from around the world competing for millions of dollars in prize money, with almost 400 million  people watching online and in person each year. It also requires the kind of critical thinking skills that are at the core of  Albertus’ values and liberal arts-based education. 

Recognizing the popularity and market demand in this field, Albertus created a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts  in Game and Computer Arts in 2019. In 2021, a student-led Esports club was formed, and Albertus partnered with  CDW-G and Horizon AVL to magnify the exciting Esports experience on-campus. In the summer of 2021, Albertus offered its first-ever Esports Camp. Last spring came a new minor for interested students. The 18-credit program allows students  to incorporate a wide variety of courses that will foster stand-out skills which employers are seeking – such as adaptability,  creativity, and self-management. 

At Albertus, there is already a Gaming and Esports Club that meets weekly and is one of the largest clubs on campus. The  club’s goal is to engage in gaming and Esports activities while also providing an inclusive community for anyone interested.  This past semester, there was a competition with the Albertus Esports’ Rocket League team. In the coming semesters,  Albertus hopes to also compete in Super Smash Brothers Ultimate and VALORANT. A room at the Hubert Campus Center  has been outfitted as an Esports venue for students to compete, use recreationally, and be a specialized classroom. 

For those interested in working in the booming and diverse Esports industry, Albertus offers the following majors: Game  and Computer Arts, Business Management, Sport Management, Communications, and Computer Information Systems

Learn more about the Esports Camps and Esports venue at Albertus Magnus College.

About Albertus Magnus College

About Albertus Magnus College: Albertus Magnus College, founded in 1925, is a Catholic College in the Dominican tradition. It is recognized by external rankings such as US News & World Report Best Colleges, Money Magazine, and the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education. The College has an enrollment of 1,500 students in its traditional undergraduate program, accelerated adult degree programs, and 12 graduate programs, including a new Master of Public Administration and the only Master of Arts in Art Therapy and Counseling program in Connecticut. In the last year, the College received two significant Federal grants in support of student success and well-being: a $300,000 grant from the Department of Justice and a $1.9 million Title III grant from the Department of Education.