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The First DOTA 2 School in the Philippines is Finally Here!

First Esports School in the Philippines.

Yes you read the title right, and this is not fake new either, Philippines is finally having its very own esports school! Playing while learning is absolutely one of the biggest dreams of Filipino students that are also gamers, specially Dota 2 players. No need to be envious anymore of other countries having Esport schools.

Cebu will be having its first e-sports school. It will be under the University of the Visayas New School’s (UVNS) senior high track for arts and design, which is game design. Students can either focus on e-sports or game development. UVNS is by the way located at Mandaue City in Cebu Philippines.

“We’ll have game strategy for Dota 2 and we will have game design and development animation and 2D and 3D animation, and of course, game creation. After two years, the students can either choose to be game creators, designers, or e-sports players in the professional league,” said Genesis RaƱa, founder and school director of UVNS.

The core subjects for e-sports is theory, mechanics, strategy and game awareness. Students would also be learning game design, branding, shoutcasting as well as entrepreneurship.

Parents need not be wary if their children won’t choose to become professional e-sports players because aside from learning the game, they would also be learning new skills that are on demand in the technology world today.

“This will not only build skills but also character through a new medium — gaming,” Genesis said.

With the rapid growth of gaming in Cebu, UVNS has even partnered with E-Sports Alliance, along with SunStar Cebu and SM Seaside city, in organizing The Domination League, a three-day tournament for Dota 2 players. A championship prize pool of P210,000 is up for grabs in the tournament slated this July 7 to 9 at the SM Seaside City Mountain Wing Atrium. Elimination rounds are ongoing.

Esports industry is one of the most profitable and in demand career today. Wouldn’t it be more convenient if more schools in the country offer the same?

source: SunStar. Inquirer

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