Global eSports Clinic (March 2 – 3rd)

Grand View University invites you to the Global eSports Clinic hosted by Hewlett Packard and sponsored by Adidas and BIG Athletics. This clinic will take place March 2-3, 2018, at Grand View University in Des Moines, Iowa.

This clinic is specifically for Athletic Directors that are exploring the idea of starting a competitive varsity eSports program, as well as for coaches, analysts, directors, casters, creatives and other vital eSports careers at current university and high school eSports programs around the country.

This two day event will provide keynote sessions and panel discussions presented by leading coaches and directors from competitive university programs from across the country. The clinic will also feature sponsor companies that provide products, resources, and services to help you start or enhance the eSports program on your campus.

Clinic topics will include: The Evolution of Competitive eSports, Recruiting the eSports Student/ Athlete, eSports Athlete – Stages of Development and How to Positively Influence Individual and Team Development, eSports Associations – The Benefits of Joining an Association, Principles of Play in Competitive eSports Games – Learning the Fundamentals, Developing Productive Practice and Training Sessions for competitive eSports Teams, and How to Start a University (or High School) eSports Competitive Program.

There will also be structured time for round table discussions and a Friday evening social event for clinic participants and sponsors with drinks and hors d’oeuvres. This will give you quality time to network, and learn from, individuals from established programs from around the country.

The clinic will begin at 6:30 p.m. C.S.T. on Friday, March 2 and end on Saturday afternoon at 4:30 p.m. Check-in on Friday begins at 4:00 p.m. at the Grand View University Student Center.  See Clinic Schedule below for more details. There will also be a university eSports tournament taking place on Saturday and Sunday, March 3-4, so you can see how teams compete in a live tournament. Admission to the tournament is part of the clinic registration fee.

To register for the Global eSports Clinic click here: https://www.abcvschool.com/rls/public/store/search.do?navigator=browseOrganization&organizationId=g3Levtse0JOmdywrdnovHw**

Early bird registration ends on January 31. General registration will continue until March 3.

Lodging information can be found at www.catchdesmoines.com  (or put in name of host hotel and phone number).  Mention you are attending the Global eSports Clinic to receive the discounted Clinic rates.

Please share this link with anyone you know that would benefit by attending this clinic.

Map to Grand View University Student Center:

https://www.grandview.edu/filesimages/PDF/AboutGV/CampusDirections/studentcenter_driving_directions.pdf

Any questions about the Global eSports Clinic can be sent to contactus@gesac.global.

Clinic Schedule:

Friday, March 2 Session Topic

4:00-6:30 p.m. Check-in and Vendor Fair

6:30-6:45 p.m. Welcome and Clinic Introduction

6:45-7:25 p.m. Evolution of Competitive eSports

7:25-7:30 p.m. Clinic Sponsor Presentation

7:30-8:15 p.m.               How to Start a University (or High School) eSports Program-Pt 1-Panel Discussion

8:15-8:30 p.m. Break and Vendor Fair – Sponsor Video Commercials

8:30-9:00 p.m. eSports Associations – The Benefits of Joining an Association

9:00-11:00 p.m.  Networking Event for Clinic Participants and Sponsors – Drinks and Hors d’oeuvres

Saturday, March 3

8:00-9:00 a.m. Check-in and Vendor Fair

9:00-9:05 a.m. Clinic Sponsor Presentation

9:05-9:45 a.m. The eSports Athlete – Stages of Development and How to Positively Influence

Individual and Team Development

9:45-10:30 a.m.             How to Start a University (or High School) eSports Program-Pt. 2-Panel Discussion

10:30-10:45 a.m. Break and Vendor Fair – Sponsor Video Commercials

10:45-10:50 a.m. Clinic Sponsor Presentation

10:50-11:30 a.m. Principles of Play in Competitive eSports Games – Learning the Fundamentals

11:30-1:00 p.m.  Lunch/Vendor Fair/Observe University Tournament/Tour GV eSports Arena

1:00-1:10 p.m. Clinic Sponsor Presentation

1:10-2:00 p.m. Developing Productive Practice and Training Sessions for eSports Teams

2:00-2:05 p.m. Clinic Sponsor Presentation

2:05-2:45 p.m. Recruiting the eSports Athlete

2:45-3:00 p.m. Break and Vendor Fair – Sponsor Video Commercials

3:05-4:00 p.m. Round Table Discussions – by position

  • Directors
  • Coaches
  • Analysts
  • Casters
  • Creatives

4:00-4:30 p.m. Closing and Door Prizes

4:30 University Tournament Continues

Details/Highlights:

  • Eight topic sessions and one round table session.
  • Seven clinic sponsor presentations.
  • Friday evening network event and lunch included in clinic registration.
  • Time to tour GV eSports Arena.
  • University Tournament happening during and after clinic.
  • Other gear and door prizes included in clinic registration.