Esports Camp at Albertus Magnus College on July 14

College Engaged in Rapidly Growing, Popular Industry

New Haven, Conn., June 15, 2021 –  Albertus Magnus College is all-in when it comes to Esports.  Throughout its 95-year history, Albertus has responded to the educational needs of students as well as the skills demanded by businesses --  and the competitive video gaming is no different.  This is a rapidly growing, billion dollar industry with competitors 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 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 to campus.  This summer, Albertus is offering its first-ever Esports Camp on July 14, 2021 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 700 Prospect Street in New Haven.

The Esports Camp is open to prospective high school and college-aged students.  It is a hands-on learning day where participants can see how education, gaming, and Esports are all interconnected.  They’ll hear firsthand from Esports and Fighting Game Community (FGC) Commentator Jon “AG” Hoyt, as well as participate in a tournament and design their own 3D World.

“In the digital age we live in, Esports offers a wonderful way to bring people together.  By offering this interactive camp, students can explore future career opportunities while building upon their passion for gaming,” said Director of Admissions Ben Amarone.

At Albertus, there is already a Gaming and Esports Club that meets weekly to engage in gaming activities and celebrate the Esports community.  And coming soon, there will be a Competition and Esports Venue at the College.  A room at the Hubert Campus Center is being outfitted as an Esports venue for students to compete, use recreationally, and be a specialized classroom.  In the near future, Albertus will be looking to compete and network with other schools’ Esports programs throughout the United States.

For those interested in working in the booming and diverse Esports industry, Albertus offers the following majors:  Game and Computer ArtsBusiness ManagementSport ManagementCommunications, and Computer Information Systems with more to come in the near future.  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.