Global Esports has announced a partnership with USA based - Harrisburg University aiming to bridge the gap between collegiate and pro-esports across India and the world.
Degree in Esports for Indians and Asians
As a part of this partnership, Global Esports has announced that it aims to make Harrisburg University’s Esports Degree including aspects such as faculty, lectures, assistance in curriculum, masterclasses and workshops accessible to India and the rest of Asia. The organization also states that it will follow this up with esport events and tournaments hosted for the university across India.
Global Esports will also help scout talent for Harrisburg University’s collegiate esports team.
Additionally, they will also facilitate the Indian representative at the Overwatch World Cup, Team India, via a bootcamp at Harrisburg University before the tournament.
“This partnership will provide opportunities that will benefit both aspiring Esports athletes and pro players alike,” said Chad Smeltz, Director of Esports, Harrisburg University (HU). “It will kick off with Global Esports bringing their Overwatch World Cup Team from India to Harrisburg University’s state-of-the-art practice facilities to bootcamp and train before the Tournament,”
An exchange program with coordinated bootcamps at Global Esports’ training facilities for collegiate teams and weekend game-a-thons at Harrisburg University will follow.
“Global Esports (GE) has been making significant waves in Esports around most of Asia with top tier performance in Overwatch, Fortnite, CSGO, Dota 2 and PUBG. We have been keen to expand our reach to North America for some time now and Harrisburg was the clear choice”, said Dr. Rushindra Sinha, Co-Founder of Global Esports. “This is the first time a partnership between a university and an Esports Organization is being forged. We are keen to partner with Harrisburg University as they are the primary disruptors of the educational system in this domain.”
In 2017, the Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation in Malaysia announced an esports academy to train upcoming esports athletes. This is a very similar initiative by Global Esports and Harrisburg University to bring this degree in esports to Indian and Asian esports athletes.