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Good news to all game enthusiasts who want to leverage and to make Esport as a profession in the future as the Philippines is planning to leap its first step to add an Esport-related curriculum to Universities. Big thanks to the vision of Tier One Entertainment founder and Esports veteran Tryke Gutierrez and the Philippines' most influential female gamer and cosplayer Alodia Gosiengfiao for initiating the first step in making this happen.
According to the Philippines' local news channel GMA News, "Tier One Entertainment, in partnership with Lyceum of the Philippines University has been working on a draft curriculum for a Bachelor of Science in Esports."
Bachelor of Science in Esports curriculum draft is set to be presented on the Philippines' Commission on Higher Education (CHED) in March 2020 and if it goes well, the Esport course might be available by the same year. According to Mr. Gutierrez, "If this curriculum gets approved, we won't just be providing post career opportunities for gaming but we will have a new generation of graduates ready to work in the esports industry,"
Electronic Sport or Esports is a form of sport competition using video games from consoles, PCs, and the fast-emerging gaming platform mobile/smartphones. Although they have been video game competitions since the 70s, it's not until the late 2000s that Esport became a worldwide event where professional gamers compete into a million-dollar prize pool and watched by millions of people around the world. DOTA 2, League of Legends, Counter-Strike are few of the titles that are popular in Esport scene. By 2010s, Esports became a business factor in the video game industry.
Source: GMA News Online