E-sports as college degree in the Philippines might happen
Online gaming in the country is not just a past time anymore but can be a college degree. Tier One Entertainment, a gaming talent agency in the Philippines hopes to bring e-sports to college, is now working on making it as official college degree.
The CEO of the gaming agency, Tryke Gutierrez, has been working on a curriculum for a four-year degree. As a matter of fact, the degree Bachelor of Science in Esports has been drafted with Lyceum of the Philippines University. It has been announced via Instagram last February 19.
Here’s the full post:
“An e-sports 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?”
As per Gutierrez, the course will have two tracks which is game design or e-sports management. “I can’t disclose the full subjects yet but we are 80% done,” he said.
On the other hand, Gutierrez also advised those future students of this course that it wont be easy and it is not just having fun and games. He also said that in order to succeed in the e-sports industry, it requires skill and professionalism and many more.
In fact, the drafted curriculum will be submitted to the Commission on Higher Education this coming March.
Meanwhile, Tier One Entertainment is where the famous cosplayer Alodia Gosiengfiao works as the chief creative officer.