E-sports tournaments gradually become a cultural phenomenon. The gaming tournament is a worthy competitor to traditional sports events in terms of size and market expansion. Big tournaments are constantly being held at the stadiums and are filled with thousands of fans.
Accordingly, esports tournaments have established a strong brand in North America, Europe and Asia. The biggest names, like superstar of Fortnite game Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, can make millions of dollars from prize money and support from viewers during the livestream.
Even at the upcoming Southeast Asian Games (Seagame) in the Philippines in November, up to six titles are included to compete for medals.
E-Sports is no longer just a game
Becker College officially opened its Bachelor of Science degree in esports management this month after “launching” in 2018. “No more kids will have to sneak games in their loft,” Alan Ritacco – head of the school’s design and technology department.
The top esports players now have an income not inferior to the highest paid stars in some traditional sports like golf or tennis. Huxley, who teaches a class about organizing tournaments, said learning about e-sports is similar to learning sports management.
“It is similar to when you go to school to become a football manager. Basically, you are learning the business behind the way the players do their jobs, the direction of running a gym and all that. activities related to management”, Huxley explained.
When the trainer is a professional gamer
If you have to find someone who is the best role model for this industry, professional gamers who are the candidates cannot be more suitable.
At Chichester University, students who take courses on esport games like FIFA or League of Legends will gain the knowledge to former professional player Rams “R2K” Singh.
Meanwhile, Ohio State University is expected to grant University degrees for esports and gaming including the application of health and medicine titles. In the UK, standard tuition is set at £ 9,250 ($ 11,430) a year, while US programs cost up to $ 36,000 a year.