Singapore to open their first Esports Academy
Malaysia ain’t the only one offering Esports courses it seems.
It looks like more Esports to Academic integration is happening in South East Asia, this time by way of Singapore as the country, or to be specific, one of its own major Esports and Pro Gaming organizations, the Singapore’s Cybersports & Online Gaming Association a.k.a. SCOGA, secures a deal with Twitch, Singapore’s National Youth Council, and Informatics to run the country’s first Esports Academy.
In contrast to Malaysia, one of the major players in SEA’s Esports scene Dota 2 focused academic path, Singapore’s Esports Academy tackles on the much broader field of Esports by, according to SCOGA’s President and Co-Founder Kelvin Tan, using “competitive video games to teach skills such as leadership, teamwork and communications” in order for students to start their own careers, and looks into the other career paths in professional gaming which include Coaching, Streaming, and Organizing Events.
SCOGA’s Esports Academy will be a mix of free and paid classes, complete with boot camps, coaches, broadcast training, and practice sessions with pro players and sign-ups for interested Singaporeans will open up soon on SCOGA’s website, www.scoga.org.