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English

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Shareable Certificate

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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

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Beginner Level

Approx. 6 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

Game Developers and their Esports

3 hours to complete
2 videos (Total 16 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
2 videos
Interview with Patrick Scarborough15m
5 readings
What Makes a Video Game a Viable Esport?10m
Why Competitive Games Patch So Much10m
Nintendo Responds To Smash Bros. Pro's Callout, Wants To Keep Scene Grassroots10m
Riot Releases Details on NA LCS Franchising with $10M Flat-fee Buy-in10m
Esports Competition Structure Diagram10m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Esports Organizations

3 hours to complete
1 video (Total 15 min), 6 readings, 1 quiz
6 readings
So You Want to Buy an Esports Team?10m
Esports Organization Branding10m
The Story Behind New York Excelsior’s One of a Kind Logo10m
Fnatic Esports Brand Receives Over $7 Million in Financing10m
What to Expect from the Blooming Esports Industry in 201710m
Esport Organization Diagram10m

About the Esports Specialization

The Esports Management Specialization prepares students to turn a passion for gaming into a viable career. According to a market report by Newzoo, global esports revenues have reached $906 million in 2018, a year-on-year growth of +38%. Speak knowledgeably about the history, community, and business of esports with future employers and other stakeholders in the industry. Individuals aspiring to launch or already beginning their career in the business of esports. This program suits game developers, finance professionals, community managers, marketers, and project managers. Overview of esports will introduce learners to the roles and influences that game developers have in the industry. Learners get a glimpse into the structures of an organization and how it builds a brand. Learners will also be informed of the jobs available in esports and where to get started in order to be involved....
Esports

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