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Esports

Esports is the 2nd fastest growing entertainment and media sector in the UK (21% on year) and is predicted to reach £48 million by 2022.

Esports (electronic sports) is organised, competitive video gaming, where people play against each other online and also at spectator events in indoor arenas, usually for a cash prize. It is played by both amateurs and professionals and is inclusive. Esports can be played on PCs, consoles and mobiles. 

Depending on the game, the format can be 1v1, 2v2, 3v3, 4v4, 5v5, 6v6, and so on. At the top level, leading global teams and players can earn significant sums in wages and prize money each year. 

There are currently around 40 different recognised esports titles, including: 
– Multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA), games such as League of Legends and Dota 2 
– First-person shooters (FPS) like CSGO, Call of Duty and Overwatch 
– Fighting games like Street Fighter and Smash Bros 
– Sports-based titles including FIFA, Rocket League and sim racing games like F1

The Esports programme is designed so that it can be adjusted to update content and to reflect variations within the industry internationally and in the future. The transferable skills that you will develop within the course will ensure your future in our changing world where job roles are likely to continually change and the emphasis is increasingly on flexibility, adaptability and transferable skills eg communication and teamwork. 

You will benefit from our brand new, first-rate facilities including computer suite and gaming chairs.

SCHOOL LEAVERS
TitleLevel
eSports Gaming New CourseLevel 2, Level 3