Online university Skillbox initiated the creation of a new section in the largest Russian-language media about esports Cybersport.ru:
this section will focus on education in the gaming industry and esports. The section will publish news about thematic courses and student competitions, analytical materials, reviews of interesting strategies, and practical tips that will help esports fans and gamers in developing their gaming skills.
Nikolay Petrossian, ESforce Holding Media Director, Head of Cybersport.ru and RuHub:
“Contrary to the stereotypes, esports requires serious training, and we are glad that we can continue to actively develop the educational part of the industry.
Last year, in Skillbox online university we found a reliable partner to promote training and further employment in esports.
This new joint section is a logical extention of cooperation with the holding. Follow the new section and you will find a lot of interesting and useful information!”
Denis Tatyankin, Head of Games Department at Skillbox:
“‘Education‘ section on Сybersport.ru is an opportunity to make all our content more accessible to millions of people and employees in the gaming industry, from gamers to game designers.”
The authors of the project note that video games and esports have long been more than just entertainment.
Being in game, esports fans, and gamers learn foreign languages, develop communication skills and strategic thinking.
Universities and schools are constantly adding elements of esports and gamification to their lessons and electives:
student teams regularly participate in national competitions, school tournaments in computer sports are organized and special faculties of esports are created.
Last year, Skillbox online university and ESforce Holding started a number of joint training courses:
- “Dota 2 Academy”,
- “CS:GO Academy”,
- “Management in esports”,
- “Commentator in esports”,
The teaching staff consists of Virtus.pro stars – Dmitry “DM” Dorokhin, Danil “gpK~” Skutin, Jami “Jame” Ali, Marek “YEKINDAR” Galinskis, commentators of the largest Russian esports studio, RuHub – Rustam “Adekvat” Mavlyutov and Evgeny “sleepsomewhile” Slipchik, other Epic Esports Events’ representatives, and different specialists.
You can access the new educational page on Cybersport.ru by clicking the special tag “Education”. Cybersport.ru editors and the Skillbox team will regularly introduce to the readers current strategies of the world’s strongest teams, mechanics of most popular games, as well as reports on all events related to the development of esports education.
Skillbox is an online university with training in the areas of design, programming, game development, marketing, and management with the possibility of internships and employment.
The company cooperates with 70 industry partners to develop educational programs, prepare diploma assignments, and further employment. At the moment, Skillbox has more than 300 educational programs, 300 teachers, and 63,000 students.
The Game Department appeared in March 2020 and has already grown 14 times. The number of students is more than 6 thousand and continues to grow actively.
Skillbox teaches game design, game development on Unity and Unreal Engine, the professions of 3D generalist, concept artist, 2D and 3D artist, special effects creator, director, and others. Skillbox also offers training programs for immersion in the profession.