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100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

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Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Beginner Level

Approx. 6 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
3 hours to complete

Game Developers and their Esports

Before you can have an Esport, there must be a video game to play and a game developer to design it. This week is dedicated to discussing game developers and their relationship with their respective Esport. I also created some content for you to get a better idea of what qualities a video game needs to have to be a successful Esport and the competition structure of a variety of esport genres.

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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
3 hours to complete

Esports Organizations

Just like sports have professional teams, Esports also have their own professional organizations. The goal of these organizations is to become a successful business that not only tries to win, but takes care of its professional players while at the same time trying to create a brand identity that the audience can relate to. We'll be covering what goes into making an Esports organization successful, which includes branding, structuring the organization, funding sources, and more.

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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

Instructor

About University of California, Irvine

Since 1965, the University of California, Irvine has combined the strengths of a major research university with the bounty of an incomparable Southern California location. UCI’s unyielding commitment to rigorous academics, cutting-edge research, and leadership and character development makes the campus a driving force for innovation and discovery that serves our local, national and global communities in many ways....

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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  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. Your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

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