ESPORTS

The Esports Program offers the opportunity for individuals to play organized video games in a recreational but competitive atmosphere within their campus community. They have the ability to learn new esports skills, recreate in a social environment, and have fun with fellow Aggies. The program put on together single day tournaments, supervises community hours, and oversee the Esports student-run club.

 

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Aggie Rec Esports Camp

Camp Sessions

Join us for our Aggie Esports Camp! This camp is designed to serve 10-13yrs old. We will offer 4 sessions where campers can expect to learn and develop skills regarding four or five age appropriate games per week. Campers can expect to partake in tournaments, learn new techniques, team orientated competitions, and learn the importance of gaming to one’s physical, social, emotional, and mental health. Campers of all skill levels are welcome!

Session 1 - June 10-14
Session 2 - June 24-28
Session 3: July 15-19
Session 4: July 22-26

Registration

Registration for Aggie Rec Camp is done through recportal.usu.edu. All USU affiliates have an account linked to their A# and strong password. Community members will have to create an account. 

  1. Find the Session you are interested in and click register.
  2. Add or select the child you would like to register.
  3. Accept waiver, add contacts, and fill out questionnaire.
  4. Add to cart and check out.

Register

Rates

The cost for each Beginner Session is $175 per child for USU Faculty/Staff and $200 for Community Members.

The cost for each Advanced Session is $175 per child for USU Faculty/Staff and $200 for Community Members.

A Typical Day

Time Activity (Days)
11am-12pm Camper Drop Off/Free Play
12-2pm Game specific orientation and game play
Ex: Rocket League, Super Smash Bros, Fall Guys, Mario Kart
2-2:30pm Snack time + outside time
2:30-3:30pm Guest speaker or live stream of competitions
3:30-5pm Tournament play (ex: team vs team, camper vs camper)
5-6:15pm Free time/camper pick up

Find Us

Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of  games will my child be playing?

Campers can expect to participate in the following games:

  • Mario Kart
  • Fall Guys
  • Goose Goose Duck
  • Fortnite
  • Super Smash Bro's
  • Halo Infinite
  • Rocket League
  • Valorant
  • Multiversus
  • Minecraft
  • Omega Strikers

*All mature features will be turned off on games. No blood, cursing, or gore will be present in games. All games are rated T for Teen.

What should my camper wear or bring?

  • Refillable water bottle with a lip or cap
  • Comfortable clothing and shoes
  • Campers should eat prior to attending camp

Can my camper bring their own equipment?

We highly discourage campers bringing their own equipment as these items could get lost or broken during daily camp activities. Should a camper choose to bring their own equipment, they will be responsible for this equipment. Aggie Rec Esports Camp will not be liable for these items. We will provide the necessary equipment for your camper during sessions.

Will my child have adequate supervision throughout the day? What certifications do the staff members have?

Safety is our #1 priority! Our campers get the care they deserve with our 8-to-1 camper-to-staff ratio. The staff members are all trained in American Red Cross CPR/AED and First Aid, Sexual Assault Training, COVD-19 policies and procedures and a background check will be completed.

Is camp fun?

Absolutely! Whether it’s competitive or recreational gaming, arts and crafts, board games, or socializing with peers, we offer a wide variety of activities that can be enjoyed by all.

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Esports Club

There are currently 80+ students participating in competitive esports teams and 700+ students in the Esports Club Discord Community. The club hosts tryouts at the beginning of every semester for many esports titles. The club has large opening socials, weekly esports watch parties, and frequent pick-up games.

Learn More

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Esports Center

The Esports Center (ESC) is the home of Esports Programs. It is a space for USU students to come together to play video games - competitively or casually- or discover new games. The center is equipped with 15 high performance gaming PC’s, Xbox Series X, PS5, live esports entertainment, broadcasting lounge, and retro style arcade machines. The programs will host tournaments, social events, community hours, and more.

Community Hours
Fridays in June | 6:00pm - 12:00am
Contact kaitlyn.roberts@usu.edu for other time/date reservations


The Esports Center is located in the old Distribution Center/Recreation Annex, next to Maverick Stadium, across from the Aggie Village.


Google map of eSports building location.

 

Esports Center Prices

  Student Groups Other Groups
Open Rec (10 computers) / Classroom Space (31 computers) $5/per computer/half day (4 hours)
$15/hour supervisor charge
*Space schedule is based on computers needed, 5 computer minimum
$10/per computer/half day (4 hours)
$15/hour supervisor charge
*Space schedule is based on computers needed, 5 minimum
  Tier 1* Tier 2* Tier 3*
Community/console game - garage:
2 switches, board games, food & drink allowed
$20/hour $30/hour $40/hour

*Tier 1: USUSA, USU Registered Student Organizations, and USU Student-Ran Departmental Clubs Only
*Tier 2: USU Departments facilitating USU Mission Critical Programming (OCC Payment Eligible Bookings)
*Tier 3: Community Groups or USU Departments facilitating Non-USU Mission Critical Programming

An additional $15/hour supervisor charge may be required. 

If adding this space on top of computers in the rec classroom or open rec area, it is a flat $20/hour rate. 

  Student Faculty/Staff
Esports Intramurals Free Free
Drop-in Pass $3 $5

Note that all intramural passes and drop-ins must be purchased online at recportal.usu.edu. 

  Individual 3 Passes 5 Passes
Guest Passes $8 $18 ($6/pass) $25 ($5/pass)