Esports Exploration

Eligibility Requirements

Rising ninth through 12th graders. To participate in the residential experience, students must be at least 15 years old.


Mies Campus


June 17–21 from 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

  • Note: There will be no programming scheduled on Juneteenth, which falls on Wednesday, June 19, 2024.


Residential: $1,500; a $100 deposit is due at the time of registration

Commuter: $650; a $100 deposit is due at the time of registration


Program Description

Students will learn and explore the video game Super Smash Brothers Ultimate while also getting daily lessons centered around the esports industry. Students will explore the industry of esports and learn about career pathways, leisure opportunities, and gain in-game skills to compete at a high level. This bootcamp is meant for students who have some knowledge of the video game Super Smash Brothers Ultimate. While they do not need to be a professional, they should have some working knowledge of the game. Students will be asked to attend in person, but are not required to bring any supplies if they choose not to. Students with their own Nintendo Switches can bring their own controllers or consoles, but controllers and consoles will be provided for students. 

Example Activities

  • Career exploration
  • Interest board creation
  • Healthy gamer workshop
  • Responsible gaming tips
  • Technical training of specific characters 


Illinois Tech Esports Coordinator Isaiah Perez


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