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NETC Esports Camp returns for middle, high school students

It's not every day a middle school student can walk on a college campus to fight against a pantheon of gods.

Northeastern Technical College Athletic Department can arrange this ethereal combat through its Summer Esports Camp open to both middle and high school students.

From 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 8-10, NETC Esports hosts middle school students where they are introduced to competitive gaming with strategy sessions for individual along with teamwork skills while playing a variety of games such as the Call of Duty, Super Smash Bros., Fortnite, NBA2K, Madden, Overwatch 2, Counter-Strike, Valorant, and more.

High school students follow with their esports camp July 15-17 diving into more advanced gaming strategies, said NETC Athletic Director and Esports Head Coach Tyler Nolan.

Spaces limited to 16 participants on a first-come, first-serve basis. Registration is $150, which includes lunch throughout camp.

"Between gaming sessions, students are tasked with researching and reporting on various topics about the video game industry, skills and education needed to enter various fields, and jobs available," said Nolan, whose gaming background includes being a member of pro team FaZe Clan earning a spot through a national coemption and maintaining streaming content.

"The video game industry generates about $100 billion annually in America outperforming Hollywood with opportunity to be a part of it from game developers to reporting," he said.

Competitive gaming generates more than billion dollars annually in the United States with professional teams franchising into larger areas, Nolan said.

High school students who enjoy competition gaming, can transition into the intramural program open to all full-time, part-time, and dual enrollment NETC students, Nolan said.

However, to be an official Trailblazer team member, students must be full time with at least 12 semester hours and maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0, according to National Junior College Athletic Association rules, in which NETC participates under.

NETC's set-up for student gamers consists of 20 Alienware machines with monitors in a dedicated space in the John C. West Building.

For more information, visit online at or call 800.921.7399.

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