Overwatch League’s London Spitfire is set to host an online camp, the London Spitfire Flight School, as the organisation looks to increase its worldwide fan engagement opportunities.
The esports camp series, which is powered by Nerd Street Gamers, will allow participants to learn from London Spitfire’s Overwatch coaches through a structured online curriculum.
London Spitfire’s five-day event, which commences on October 26th, also includes one on one training as well as a Q&A with the organisation’s new General Manager Ysabel “Noukky” Muller. The camp will be held through Discord and is available for participants aged 13 and up.
Speaking to Esports Insider, Duncan McMonagle, Strategic Advisor at London Spitfire, commented: “London Spitfire Flight School is one part of a larger effort to support the Overwatch scene as a whole. We are keen to create meaningful connections directly with fans and players by providing them with access to, and opportunities to learn from, professional coaches and management across both British Hurricane & London Spitfire teams.
“We hope this will help inspire those that get involved to improve their game, but also contribute to our broader goals of developing talent and adding value to the community overall.”
The London Spitfire Flight School will cost $150 (£115.67) per person for the full five-day online camp.
Nerd Street Gamers’ partnership with the organisation will help ensure that London Spitfire provides its participants with various skills to improve their gaming abilities throughout the camp.
Additionally, the ‘Flight School’ will also look to teach lessons which could be used outside of gaming such as teamwork, communication, and staying calm under pressure.
John Fazio, Founder and CEO at Nerd Street Gamers, added: “We’re thrilled to expand our international partnerships. At Nerd Street Gamers, one of our core pillars is to create access for aspiring gamers of all skill levels, and this partnership is bringing us one step closer to achieving that goal.
“Whether you’re overseas in England, or in the U.S., gamers across the globe now have the opportunity to learn from professional coaches in an online esports camp series through our partnership with London Spitfire.”
Esports Insider says: Fan engagement opportunities in esports are crucial as it provides the team’s followers with the chance to connect with their favourite players/organisation on a deeper level. In the end, it’ll be interesting to see how successful the ‘virtual camp’ idea will be for both the organisation and its fans.