WYLDE and Belfast MET announce summer esports camps for girls

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Esports organisation WYLDE has announced a new project with the BelfastMet college focused on girls aged between 15 and 18.

The two partners will create a series of free summer camps for girls in Cork and Belfast which will be supported by insiders from the esports industry and professional players.

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The summer camps are part of a broader initiative created by Belfast MET and WYLDE called Girls in Esports. The initiative aims to provide an easy path into esports for interested girls and connect them with esports players, coaches, creators, and other staff to learn about the industry from a young age.

The summer camps and workshops will take place in the WYLDE Academy in Cork and at the E3 Campus of the BelfastMet College in Belfast. Apart from the ability to learn about the industry, participants will offer educational and performance workshops, as well as a chance to take part in real esports competitions.

According to the organisers, the events will provide “enormous value” for any girls interested in gaming and esports.

WYLDE CEO Steve Daly commented in a release: “We are committed to diversity and inclusion in all our WYLDE activities, and the girls in esports initiative are very much at the heart of our ambition to encourage more female esports athletes in the sector. 

“The girls’ summer camps are a great way to learn, play and engage in the world of esports, and we hope to have lots of interest from girls all over the island of Ireland.”

WYLDE is an Irish esports organisation most known for being co-owned by one of the most prominent runners in history, Usain Bolt. Bolt joined WYLDE in 2022, and the organisation has since partnered with sportswear brand PUMA and the BelfastMet.

Ivan Šimić
Ivan comes from Croatia, loves weird simulator games, and is terrible at playing anything else. Spent 5 years writing about tech and esports in Croatia, and is now doing it here.