Esports could become college degree through Alodia Gosiengfiao’s gaming agency
One gaming talent agency in the country hopes to bring esports to the next level—that is, to higher education in the Philippines.
Tier One Entertainment, which counts cosplayer Alodia Gosiengfiao as chief creative officer, has drafted an esports curriculum with Lyceum of the Philippines University, it announced via Instagram yesterday, Feb. 19.
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An esports course is on the way. Our CEO @trykegutierrez is at LPU, and with him is the first ever drafted curriculum for esports in the country. Lyceum of the Philippines University Manila and Tier One Entertainment are committed in making this dream a reality. We will be passing the curriculum to the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) on March this year. If this goes well, we might have a full course available by 2020. To our followers, we'd like to know your thoughts on this. What subjects do you want to include in the course? #TheOnePercentSays
Tier One’s CEO, Tryke Gutierrez, has been working on the curriculum of the four-year degree of Bachelor of Science in Esports, he said today, Feb. 20, on Facebook.
According to Gutierrez, the course will have two tracks, “either game design or esports management.”
“I can’t disclose the full subjects yet but we are 80% done,” he said.
He advised future students that getting a college degree in esports “is not going to be easy, it’s not going to be just about fun and games.” He added that succeeding in the esports industry requires “[hard work], sacrifice, skills, professionalism and many more.”
The drafted curriculum will be submitted to the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) in March. /ra
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