About

Mission

We believe that Esports is a strategy and not an outcome. Our Esports program is centered in four domains areas which are Academic Research, Community Engagement, Competition, and Entertainment. We aim to always meet the needs of all students, by providing development programs within the Esports environment in order to obtain transferable career skills. We believe in providing safe spaces and environments for our members to collaborate in person and online. We promote and achieve both individual and team growth mindsets. Our program pursues to always be socially conscious and culturally aware to further impact our community.

Objectives

To incorporate a competitive and well verse community that harbors sportsmanship and growth among gaming. We will develop friendly competition among neighboring universities along with the campus community. We will enable a well balanced view of gaming and health.

Four Domains

Academics and Research

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We look to empower our Esports students by supporting them through formal educational effort which aims at teaching major discipline competencies. Collegiate students are usually preceded by informal and non-formal learning processes within their computer gaming culture. Research into intrinsic motivation further shows that individuals high in achievement motivation will prefer competitive activities and that competence valuation from competition can have positive motivational effects on all individuals.

Community Engagement

We will work closely with and support the CSUDH gaming community to bring students together in a social and positive setting. Our community focuses on synergizing efforts of individuals into organizations. Identifying new emerging technologies that have near and long-term potential to positively impact the world.

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Competition

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We will recruit any and all gamers ready to take their skills set to the next level. Our gamers will receive coaching from Alumni in the industry and professional gamers, who have competed at the high-level competitions. These coaches, combined with the Esports staff, will redefine what it means to be an elite gamer by instilling the following values: an appreciation for diversity, healthy living, academic success and life balance. Allowing us to promote and celebrate efforts to obtain accolades to betterment the representation of the teams’ dedication of the process.

Entertainment

We will broadcast our gamers to the world and create the most enjoyable viewing experience possible. As the demand grows for live Esports events, we will meet that need by hosting high quality events. This strategy aims to alleviate a social issue and educate the public through a custom-tailored piece of entertainment. A spectacle that recognizes the strong metacognition skills to prove developing academic skills. Engages students to learn about their strengths and weakness to increase their performances.

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Cabinet Members

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Ruben Caputo

Academic Advisor & General Manager

College of Education Information Technology Consultant

Associate Professor in the Department of Management and Marketing

College of Business Administration and Public Policy

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Yusef Andrews

Information Security Analyst

Information Technology Consultant

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Rhomeozon Blankas

President & Overwatch Manager

Major: Cellular Molecular Biology

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Kenneth Espinosa

Secretary

Major: Micro Cellular Biology

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Michael Fogel

Vice President & Valorant Captain

Major: N/A

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Riley Fort

Branch Manager and Web Admin

Major: Computer Technology

Alyse Freeman

Kinesiologist Consultant

Health & Wellness Division

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Lorenzo Martinez

Marketing Coordinator

Major: Digital Media Arts

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Alex Montenegro

Treasurer

Major: Information Technology

Monique Turner

Esports Psychiatrist

Health & Wellness Division