Esports is growing at a frantic pace. With mainstream media and investments coming into eSports; there are always jobs being created in eSports. The number of qualified professionals in eSports is definitely lacking. In a bid to close the gap between supply and demand, Dexerto and SCL announced they would be providing an academy specifically for eSports.
Dexerto & SCL’s program will be rolled out in the UK in early 2017. Providing successful students with government accredited BTEC National Level 3 Qualifications. For those of you that do not know, this qualification is equivalent to 3 A-Levels in UCAS points. Meaning that the qualification can also contribute to University acceptance within the EU.
This is not the first of its kind in the scene. Norway’s Garnes Vidaregåande School has already launched an eSports program for Dota2, CSGO and League of Legends. With a few universities in France also following suite, education in eSports is becoming the next big growth source. SCL is known for providing sports education since 1999. They have almost 16 years of expertise of helping students in universities and schools in sports education and team building. This will involve offering a large amount opportunity for both students and teachers.
This year also saw Sweden’s Arlanda Gymnasiet school in Märsta launch an esports curriculum.
“No high school in Sweden has had an eSports curriculum, so this will be very exciting,” said Arlanda Principal, Andreas Eriksson. “We had a lot of interest with the program, with over 70 students that applied for seven places for the start. The students will receive the best possibilities to pursue a career in eSports.”