Game Scope visit at Aab eSport bootcamp
Last Saturday, July 29th, we made a visit to Aab eSport bootcamp in Aalborg Boldspilklub A/S premises in Floorball hall. It was nice and refreshing to see people of all ages present, fruit instead of chips on the tables and no typical bad gamer stereotype representation at the event. Everyone were devided between few tables where they trained or competed in selected game. The whole experience was streamed at Twitch.
The purpose of these types of bootcamps is to gather together club members for some fun time together and some training in eSports. Coach is available for those who play teams. Program of training and suggestions are made for each player individually and is supervised during the day.
The difference between a bootcamp and a LAN party is that participants meet coaches and their team is set up for training and exercise more intensely than everyday training. LAN party is typically more relaxed and focused on having fun.
Considering the nature of eSports and that you can play from the comfort of your own home these events are also made to make community meet and get to know each other IRL ( In Real Life).
Who are Aab eSport?
Bootcamps are not the only thing Aab eSport takes care of.
They are located in the heart of North Jutland and as a department under AaB. Currently, the association’s premises are undergoing refurbishment and will accommodate a large common area with space for consoles and PCs, dedicated teaching and streaming facilities.
AaB esport is a relatively new association that originated from Aalborg Esport, founded in January 2016.
It consists of its own independent board and administration, including PR, event and project managers, coaches, game managers and gaming departments.
As esport wins greater acceptance in Denmark, AaB esport develops more rapidly. They work on general acceptance of esport both in public and politics. Therefore, AaB works with Esport with several of the major players such as Esport Denmark, DGI, Dansk Firmaidræt, EU, etc.
The association is built on some solid values such as respect, accountability, community, education, learning, sportsmanship and fair play.