Our University to offer unique esports course to help students gain experience in the video games industry
Our University is partnering with the UK arm of global esports company ESL to develop a unique course to help students gain valuable insights into the esports industry.
The course, which is the first of its kind, will help students to gain knowledge in developing services for esports, giving them hands-on access to data and intelligence from esports specialists to provide them with a unique advantage in gaining employment in the sector.
Jeremy Levesley, from our Department of Mathematics, who is leading on the development of the course, said: “People learn best when at play, so now more than ever, developing the use of games as a medium for learning is of paramount importance. Esports is a very important component of this, as it becomes more popular around the world.
“I am hoping that students will gain commercial awareness of the esports business model, which is one of the fastest growing parts of the gaming economy.”
ESL, a part of the international digital entertainment group MTG, is the world's largest esports company, leading the industry across the most popular video games with numerous online and offline competitions.