Yorkshire-based UK esports organisation Lucent Esports has teamed up with Kirklees College in Huddersfield to host esports masterclasses to students there.
Lucent will offer their expertise on how to develop a esports organisation and provide feedback to students on their own brands. They will also talk about how to run an esports company, judge tournaments hosted by the college and run classes on esports and social media.
Kirklees has this month launched the Pearson Esports BTEC level 2 and 3 courses to help students gain skills and pursue a career in esports.
The courses will cover areas such as different games, teams and tournaments, streaming, events, setting up an org, promoting health and wellbeing and more.
Lucent is an Esports brand that gives players a platform to game on. Specialising in League of Legends and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, the company is a facilitator of national Esports events where players have the opportunity to earn cash prizes.
John Shone, study programme lead for esports at Kirklees College, said: “We are excited to be collaborating with Lucent on the delivery of our brand new esports courses. Lucent are experts within their field and we hope our students will be inspired and benefit from their wealth of knowledge.
“Esports is an upcoming and exciting industry and our courses are designed to support students in gaining industry relevant knowledge and skills to forge a successful career within Esports.”
William Gleadall, director of operations at Lucent Esports (pictured far left, who also works in social media for the British Esports Association) commented: “The prospect of working with Kirklees College excites all the staff at Lucent. Working with a local college to help pass on our knowledge and expertise within the industry to students studying the Esports BTEC is vital to us.
“We want to see more local talent move into the industry and secure their dream positions. While working and studying with both Lucent and Kirklees College, we want to see these opportunities given to the students in the future.”
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Dom is an award-winning writer who graduated from Bournemouth University with a 2:1 degree in Multi-Media Journalism in 2007.
As a long-time gamer having first picked up the NES controller in the late ’80s, he has written for a range of publications including GamesTM, Nintendo Official Magazine, industry publication MCV as well as Riot Games and others. He worked as head of content for the British Esports Association up until February 2021, when he stepped back to work full-time on Esports News UK and as an esports consultant helping brands and businesses better understand the industry.