Dates: August 02 - August 06

Location: Online

Days: Daily

Time: Noon to 4 p.m.

Entering Grades: 9-12

Category: Gaming

Skill Level: Entry

Prerequisites: None


NIU is proud to announce our fourth annual esports summer bootcamp. Do you like to play video games or watch gamers on YouTube or Find out how you can play video games competitively in college, learn about esports careers and advance your video game skills. Campers are responsible for downloading personal accounts for Rocket League, Fortnite, League of Legends, Heroes of the Storm, and Discord.

Instruction includes a combination of live online interactions with NIU faculty and staff, along with recorded videos and downloadable step-by-step instruction. Chromebook, Mac and some computers are not suitable for this camp. View minimum hardware and software requirements.

This camp meets online from noon to 4 p.m. each day and is recommended for students in grades 9-12.