Esports Workshop: How to Run Engaging Events for Gaming Clubs
Host University

Date & Time:
November 16th 6pm (Los Angeles)
November 17th 10am (Hong Kong)

Students across APRU are encouraged to attend this student-led workshop which shares the secret to initiating successful Esports programs at universities. They will explore questions such as: What does it take to host a game or tournament? What are the best practices for securing sponsorships? How do you create an experience that raises interest and commitment for the long term?  Attend this workshop to understand gaming events and their importance to a budding gaming scene at any university and learn adaptations that can be taken during COVID-19. Students from UCLA share their perspective of running club events and tournaments and also share experiences in Esports from collegiate all the way up to the Pro Circuit. All APRU students and student leaders invited to attend and join the conversation.

Revisit the workshop on YouTube

Presentation slides here

Additional Information

This webinar is open to the public.

The views, information, or opinions expressed during webinars are solely those of the individuals involved and do not necessarily represent those of Association of Pacific Rim Universities (“APRU”) and its employees. APRU is not responsible for and does not verify for accuracy of any of the information contained in the series.

Cathy Ge
Director of UCLA Esports, UCLA

Cathy Ge is the Director of UCLA Esports and a junior student majoring in Economics at UCLA! Cathy is incredible passionate about competitive operations and collegiate esports. Besides her work at UCLA, she also administrates tournaments for Tespa (Blizzard’s college subsidiary) and works as an observer for Blizzard. Cathy’s favorite games are COD: Warzone and League of Legends.

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Dillon LeDuc
Assistant Director of UCLA Esports, UCLA

Dillon LeDuc is the Assistant Director of UCLA Esports, and a sophomore student majoring in Financial Actuarial Mathematics. Dillon loves playing Hearthstone, and recently peaked rank 1 on the North American server. He also plays Hearthstone for UCLA.

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Lauren Chen
President of Bruin Gaming and Director of Marketing for UCLA Esports, UCLA

Lauren Chen currently is the President of Bruin Gaming & UCLA Esports Marketing Director and a sophomore student double majoring in Psychology & Communications. Lauren was passionate about gaming and building community, which led to her current position outside of UCLA as a social media intern for Logitech G. Her favorite game is League of Legends.

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Kate Land
Vice President of External Affairs for Bruin Gaming, UCLA

Kate Land is the External Vice President at Bruin Gaming. Kate is a sophomore student majoring in Computer Science and is passionate about improving the gaming community. Besides her work, Kate loves building games and playing League of Legends.

Sunny Yen (Moderator)
Esports Engagement Coordinator, UCLA Recreation, UCLA

Sunny Yen is an Esports Engagement Coordinator at UCLA Recreation. Sunny helps develop esports initiatives across multiple departments on-campus, including partnerships, tournaments, intramurals, and more. His favorite game is League of Legends.

Cole Schwartz (Moderator)
Esports Engagement Coordinator, UCLA Recreation, UCLA

Cole Schwartz currently is an Esports Engagement Coordinator for UCLA Recreation, a full-time position he entered after graduating from UCLA in 2019. During his time as a student, Cole co-founded UCLA Esports and served as the program’s director. His favorite games are League of Legends and Rainbow Six: Siege.


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