Eastern Michigan University and Gen.G connect for new eSports initiative
A new eSports education program is coming to the university
eSports will continue booming for years to come. Lately, it has been reaching new heights to the point that competitions are finally seen as any other sport. As it gains more grounds, different industries are becoming more interested in bringing their knowledge to the gaming industry, including several educational programs that promote prospects to even start their careers in eSports organizations. More recently, the popular eSports team Gen.G has announced a new partnership with Eastern Michigan University (EMU) in an initiative that intends to launch a few educational and eSports programs.
This is a serious commitment between the two parts. EMU, for instance, is launching a one-month program thanks to this partnership. This collaboration, in general, will focus on the success of students and alumni in their respective fields. In recent years, EMU has been one of the first institutions in integrating eSports in schools, which brings several new opportunities for students.
As a result of Gen.G and EMU teaming up, there are already some appealing offerings for this coming summer. The first is a Super Smash Brothers tournament, which has been announced for June or July, but the dates are uncertain due to the coronavirus pandemic. Another event is the Gamer Girl Summer Camp that offers a three-day boot camp for aspiring professional gamers. The idea is that these girls learn about the industry they are starting in, and it only costs $99 with great benefits for the applicants.
This is not the first partnership that Gen.G has with a university in the US. Aside from EMU, the eSports organization also partnered up with the University of Pennsylvania for similar programs. The next decade can be expected to evolve even more the way in which eSports competitions and gamers are being perceived in the world.