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What is CT Esports Academy?

CT Esports Academy (CTEA) aims to integrate the successful lessons and tutelage of the traditional sports world to the new Esports world that has been expanding online, by bringing it in person and focusing on a growth mindset. By bringing structure, coaching, socializing, and positive culture to video games, we are maximizing our athletes’ potential and showing them the amazing opportunities that lay on the horizon for their chosen Esport.

At CT Esports Academy we offer programs for the casual gamer who wants to meet new friends, STEM coding courses from the basics of video game creation to mastery, safe environments to create, share, and enjoy gaming experiences as well as elite-level training for those players looking to take this all the way! We’ll help you along the way, from competing at your first LAN event to becoming a top rated player of your game!

WHY CTEA?
We want to create safe environments for adolescents to learn and explore the depths of the Esports world, recognizing the lessons of organized sports and trying to bring that energy of determination, responsibility and discipline to the digital landscape.

In-person gaming also allows for a safer environment to game within with our dedicated staff there not only to improve the skills of the gamers on our teams and in our clubs but by providing a safe environment with maturity filters that follow the guidelines set forth by parents and experts from Common Sense Media and ESRB.

Responsibility and Discipline in the Digital Realm
Esports has always had the ability to replicate the competitive landscape seen in traditional sports and with all of our staff coming from that background we strive to instill this regimen onto the next generations of esports players. CTEA is dedicated to practice and game schedules, coaching styles, and guidance that imitate AAU Basketball, Club Soccer or Volleyball, or any other non-scholastic sports conference. We participate in tournaments year round, both virtually and in person, composed of some of the best e-athletes of this age range, guaranteeing that you’ll get out what you put in!

Supporting Growth and Anticipating the Future
CTEA is committed to making sure that you improve, not only at the games you choose to play but as an e-athlete. The future paths CTEA members can take varies from getting collegiate scholarships, playing amateur or even professional circuits, or even turning a personal brand into a streamer/creator personality within the gaming ecosystem. Esports as an industry has failed to show the next generation how it is done but at CTEA we want to change that and make sure that the group of players who are up next are well adjusted and prepared individuals, on and off the server.

We Know it isn’t JUST a Game
CTEA understands the importance of individual success so we know that for many it isn’t just a game. We pride ourselves on our coaching staff being from traditional sports backgrounds where the importance of a sound mind and body is the key to success, and nothing is different when you are playing in front of a screen. We promote and provide healthy practices to make sure members recognize the many factors that impact their play, aiming to mitigate and control those factors, turning former banes into boons.


CTEA Memberships are automatically charged on the 1st of the month and will automatically renew unless written notice of cancellation is received at least 2 weeks prior to the 1st of the upcoming month.

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Reducing Cost
Getting into esports can be increasingly difficult as the market for PC parts fluctuates based on a variety of factors, but here at CTEA we purchase PC’s and parts from trusted sources so that we can pass the savings on to our members. We also are partnering with the Riverbrook Regional YMCA so you can indulge in dual membership at reduced costs for our programs whilst being able to work on your physical fitness as well as your mental and gaming expertise.

Program Overview

After School Programs

  • Coding Class – Tuesday 
    Coding Class is a great way to start STEM early, with Coach Adam taking a journey into learning how the computers we use daily talk to each other and learn to write something back. Recommended for ages 7-18.
  • Coding Class – Thursday
    Coding Class is a great way to start STEM early, with Coach Adam take a journey into learning how the computers we use daily talk to each other and learn to write something back. Recommended for ages 7-18.

  • Computers 101 – Tuesday
    Computers 101 is here to teach you the basics of using a computer from hotkeys all the way to building one yourself. Learn the history and modern day equivalents of the systems we take for granted day to day and learn how to maintain and even design your own systems. Recommended for ages 13-18.
  • Computers 101 – Thursday
    Computers 101 is here to teach you the basics of using a computer from hotkeys all the way to building one yourself. Learn the history and modern day equivalents of the systems we take for granted day to day and learn how to maintain and even design your own systems. Recommended for ages 13-18.

  • Social Club Wednesday
    Join Social Clubs and see what your peers are enjoying, with weekly suggestions and objectives from your coaches, enjoy the rich history of games, get a chance to play new titles early and on high performance computers, or bring your own niche titles you’ve enjoyed to share with your friends! Recommended for ages 10-18.

  • Social Club Friday
    Join Social Clubs and see what your peers are enjoying, with weekly suggestions and objectives from your coaches, enjoy the rich history of games, get a chance to play new titles early and on high performance computers, or bring your own niche titles you’ve enjoyed to share with your friends! Recommended for ages 10-18.

  • Minecraft Club Wednesday
    Join an infinite world in Minecraft and meet others looking to go on adventures weekly with an immersive experience that still educates and entertains as you venture to ends of Minecraft and beyond. Recommended for ages 7-13.
  • Minecraft Club Friday
    Join an infinite world in Minecraft and meet others looking to go on adventures weekly with an immersive experience that still educates and entertains as you venture to ends of Minecraft and beyond. Recommended for ages 7-13.

March 2024 schedule

Club Esports 

Our Club Esports Team, CT Storm is here to take your skill to the next level whilst making friends and keeping your mental and physical well being in great standard. We provide 2 practice sessions a week while we are out of season that are 1 hour on Saturdays and 90 minutes throughout the week. Our time practice schedules and curriculum are based on human factors research to remind gamers of the bodily components that lead to successful gamers, so we promote healthy eating, hydration, and frequent breaks from the game whilst we play, and promote that for any home play as well. We provide the following roster of games based on general interest and safety for our members, as well as games that promote team play and growth of general gaming skills!

  • Overwatch 

    CT Storm Overwatch Middle
    Overwatch Middle is the jumping off point for one of the most intensive esport titles we have. Overwatch is full of communication, mechanical ability, and strategy, rolled into a single team environment played by a huge player base. See what it takes to rank up, win matches, and compete on a national level. Recommended for ages 10-14.

    CT Storm Overwatch High
    The Collegiate Overwatch scene continues to grow even as the OWL league officially ended, with more and more colleges each year creating scholarship opportunities for high level players. Buff your chances by joining the high school Overwatch team, taking a more collegiate approach with our staff who have worked on, with, and as head coaches of the college teams you might be applying to one day. Recommended for ages 14-18.

  • Rocket League

    CT Storm Rocket League Middle
    Rocket League Middle is here to bring you an esports team experience like no other! Rocket League is one of the biggest esports in the world and if you want to become the greatest start off with our Middle team, ready to work with new beginners, returning players, or players just looking to not be bottom of the scoreboard when you play with your friends. Learn to work together and succeed as a team in VHEL! Recommended for ages 7-13.

    CT Storm Rocket League High
    The high school Rocket League team is where you can take the skills you’ve learned, iron them out in a team environment, and learn to dominate the competition. Playing in the VHEL Rocket League series improves your chances of collegiate scholarships, regardless of where you’re starting from, so join today and learn what it takes to be the best! Recommended for ages 13-18.

  • CT Storm League of Legends Middle/High
    Wilton has the best League of Legends team in Connecticut, as the reigning champion of CIAC League of Legends series, but do we have the talent to compete on the national level? Take your League skills big time and play against League players from around the country. Don’t stop at state champions, conquer the world! Recommended for ages 13-18

  • Ct Storm Valorant High
    Valorant High is for those Valorant players looking to improve and face more manageable challenges. Ranked Play and Tournament Play are two different realms, and here at CTEA we play scrims, matches, and tournaments at level for our team to provide the optimal environment to get better. Receive collegiate coaching and learn team mechanics, set plays, and the larger metagame that underpins Valorant to achieve victory on the national stage. Recommended for ages 13-18.
  • Fortnite

    CT Storm Fortnite Elementary
    Fortnite Elementary is a great place to start for players new to Fortnite or organized competitive play. Learn the mechanics of the game, how to be a team player, and how to communicate with your teammates to achieve victory among your peers from around the country. Recommended for ages 8-11.

    CT Storm Fortnite Middle/High
    Fortnite Middle/High is a great way to improve your game, taking your skill on ladder into an organized tournament series. Whether you have experience in tournaments or not, learn how to be an integral facet of a team, learn the metagame of Fortnite, and face off against the country’s best Fortnite players. Recommended for ages 11-18.


QUESTIONS?

Please contact Peter Quinn at
CT Esports Academy
peter@ctesportsacademy.com