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Esports

Given the strength and assets of Waterloo Region’s technology and educational sectors, there is an incredible opportunity to bring key partners together in support of the development and growth of esports within our community.

Upcoming Events

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Bingemans Esports Summer Camp – Ages 10 – 14

Esports Camps and Bingemans have teamed-up to offer the first ever in-person esports camp program in the Waterloo Region. Campers will enjoy a week-long schedule of either a half-day of Fornite or Rocket League camps instructed by certified Esports Camps coaches that is fun and interactive, and a half day of outdoor Summer Fun Camp. Esports campers will be guided through video game drills and strategies in a fun and competitive environment. To promote health and wellness, campers will split the day between esports training and outdoor activities including nature hikes, arts & crafts, games and sports.

As an added benefit, the Esports Camp program has partnered with Alienware Corporation, a subsidiary of Dell Inc., to offer each registered camper the ultimate gaming experience by using Alienware’s state-of-the-art laptop gaming systems at no additional cost to registered campers

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Waterloo Region Esports News

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Maryland falls to the University of Waterloo in the CSL Grand Finals

The University of Waterloo defeated the University of Maryland in a best of three series at the Grand Finals of the Collegiate StarLeague esports league last.

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Esports commission launched in Waterloo Region

Explore Waterloo Region has launched an organization to support gaming and esports programs, events, initiatives.

The decision to form the Waterloo Region Esports Commission (WREC) came at the end of the inaugural Waterloo Region Esports Summit.

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University of Waterloo Warriors claim inaugural Overwatch Championship title

The Warriors Overwatch A team is officially the first ever OPSE grand champions.

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Esports camps coming to Waterloo Region

Explore Waterloo Region, Sports Camps Canada, and gaming and esports company Subnation Media have partnered to bring virtual video game camps to the University of Waterloo, Wilfrid Laurier University and Conestoga College this April.

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How to Become a Thriving Esports Destination

Ed Tomasi, Co-Founder of Subnation, shares insights on how destinations can become thriving esports destinations – a journey that begins at home.

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Waterloo region looking to become a possible esport destination

Explore Waterloo Region recently partnered with gaming marketing company Subnation.

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Gamers vying for spot on University of Waterloo’s esports team

Gamers at the University of Waterloo have been competing since August for a chance to represent their school on a national and international stage.

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Waterloo Region tourism group look to bring esports to area

No longer the purview of kids wiling away the hours in their basement, video games are not just big business but a competitive platform that has spawned so-called electronic sports, or esports.

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Waterloo Region investigating esports potential

Waterloo Regional Tourism Marketing Corporation wants to bring electronic sports tournament developers to the region.

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Waterloo Region dives into esports with Subnation

Regional Canadian tourism board Explore Waterloo Region has partnered with gaming and esports media and marketing platform Subnation.

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Region looking to grow Esports community

An agreement between Explore Waterloo Region and Subnation is looking at developing opportunities for the region to grow into a hub for Esports programming and events.

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