After a hard day of learning how to create a variety of tech projects like video games and robots, over 50,000 campers at iD Tech summer STEM programs will get to unwind and compete against each other by playing Rocket League.
The critically acclaimed eSports game of last year will be incorporated into more than 130 summer camps across 30 states in the U.S. Rocket League was decided as the primary game for iD Tech Camps competitions because it’s fun for people of all ages.
The game will be able to be played by all iD Tech students during non-instructional times and for those who choose to participate in their Ultimate Gaming Weekends. The camp is sure to create a balanced experience of both fun and hands-on learning.
"We were immediately excited by the prospect of being included in the popular iD Tech programs," said Jeremy Dunham, Vice President, Psyonix. "We believe in their vision and we love their programs, but we also know that Rocket League's accessibility will give sports fans and non-sports fans alike the chance to compete in a game that's unique and different than anything else.”
Ultimate Gaming Weekends allow students to compete in LAN gaming tournaments against each other or even their professors. With the wide array of games to choose from, campers can also decide whether they want to participate as a solo player or collaborate as part of team.
ID Tech incorporates more games into its programs than just Rocket League, including games like Minecraft, Dota 2, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Torchlight II.
The camp’s goal and purpose is to prepare students for the booming technical job market by providing them with the chance to develop new skills, complete tech projects and discover passions that they never knew they had.