Last week, a contingent of 32 Chapter Leaders, Regional Coordinators, and Tournament Admins from all across North America converged on the Blizzard campus in Irvine, CA to take part in the second annual Tespa Summer Retreat. 

It was an action packed adventure full of fun, esports, and learning how to create the most epic gaming experiences on college campuses.

During the Retreat, our leaders were challenged to share best practices, develop leadership skills, and tackle some of the biggest topics in college esports - together. Community building, competitive planning, strategic partnerships, professional development, and team building activities were just a few of the many things we covered over the course of the four day event. Tespa staff and industry leaders shared their experiences and provided guidance, but we also like to think that the attendees taught our staff just as much, if not more.

The entire Tespa HQ Team would like to thank our leaders for fully committing to the Retreat experience and making it better then we could have ever imagined. Their ability to interact with each other on such a personal level energized us and was a constant reminder of why we are so passionate about the future of college esports. We’re extremely proud of all of the phenomenal accomplishments our leaders have achieved and what they learned this past weekend. 
We can’t wait to see what amazing feats our leaders and their members will pull off this upcoming academic year. After getting a glimpse of the talent in our community at the Tespa Summer Retreat, we’re confident it’s going to be the best one yet!