An esports summer camp is coming to Sweden
If you’ve ever wished that your next summer camp internment could be sprinkled with a little competitive gaming fun, you’re in luck.
Swedish pro gaming organization Ninjas in Pyjamas, famous for its legendary teams in the first-person shooter Counter-Strike, will host an esports-themed summer camp in Nynashamn, Sweden later this year. The location may not exactly be convenient for gamers who don't call Scandinavia home, but with the camp only accepting approximately 300 attendees, your chances of making the cut are already slim.
The three-day camp, first reported at Swedish site Aftonbladet, will focus on building up campers' skills in three games: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Dota 2, and League of Legends, the most popular esport in the world.
Some of the Ninjas in Pyjamas players will coach those who attend, though the team didn't reveal which. Players from other teams, such as the League of Legends squad at Copenhagen Wolves, may also guide the lucky campers, but again the announcement provided few specifics.
But parents of potential camp-goers shouldn’t fret. There will be some traditional summer camp activities going on, with attendees encouraged to go outside and engage in physical activity.
Prices haven’t yet been announced, so you’ll have to keep that check blank for a while longer. The announcement said nothing about age limitations as well, though alcohol will be banned. After all, you can’t have a bunch of esports campers getting too rowdy.
The camp, presented under the name Area08, will be held in June.