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Topic:  A degree in Esports is a thing
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giacomo
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  Message Not Read  A degree in Esports is a thing
   Posted: 5/28/2024 8:59:57 AM 
https://pge.post-gazette.com/.pf/showstory/202405230131/3

From page article in today’s Pittsburgh Post Gazette.
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SBH
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  Message Not Read  RE: A degree in Esports is a thing
   Posted: 5/28/2024 2:01:26 PM 
Only a matter of time until there's also a degree in Living in Mom's Basement.

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cc-cat
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  Message Not Read  RE: A degree in Esports is a thing
   Posted: 5/28/2024 5:14:09 PM 
Billion dollar industry. 1 1/2 generations ago folks were questioning the value of offering sports marketing. It's just another subset.
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JSF
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  Message Not Read  RE: A degree in Esports is a thing
   Posted: 5/29/2024 1:38:56 AM 
Cry more, olds.


"Loyalty to a hometown or city is fleeting and interchangeable, but college is a stamp of identity."- Kyle Whelliston, One Beautiful Season.

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bobcatsquared
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  Message Not Read  RE: A degree in Esports is a thing
   Posted: 5/29/2024 8:22:15 AM 
Who's crying, youngs?
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Kevin Finnegan
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  Message Not Read  RE: A degree in Esports is a thing
   Posted: 5/29/2024 9:29:53 AM 
My surprise is that this is a degree, not just a team sport. There isn't a degree in football or basketball, is there? Game design makes perfect sense as a degree.
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SBH
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  Message Not Read  RE: A degree in Esports is a thing
   Posted: 5/29/2024 10:13:42 AM 
cc-cat wrote:
Billion dollar industry. 1 1/2 generations ago folks were questioning the value of offering sports marketing. It's just another subset.


I'd argue that "sports marketing" is what's killing the enjoyment of athletics at the professional and intercollegiate levels.


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  Message Not Read  RE: A degree in Esports is a thing
   Posted: 5/29/2024 3:39:47 PM 
Here's Miami's description of their program. Seems like it has mostly to do with training in how to run and market tournaments. Since that school is a complete non-entity in engineering or computer science, I guess that makes sense.

An Esports Management program turns your passion for gaming into an exciting career. Miami University’s Master of Esports Management degree — available both online and hybrid — gives you a solid foundation in all esports functions, including tournament and facility management, branding/marketing, sponsorship, team management, performance psychology and coaching, recruiting, finance, business models, media rights/legal broadcasting and more. In addition to the two semesters of online coursework, our Esports Management program features a brief in-person residency where students gain hands-on experience assisting with a top-ranked tournament organization.
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  Message Not Read  RE: A degree in Esports is a thing
   Posted: 5/29/2024 3:58:01 PM 
OUPride wrote:
Here's Miami's description of their program. Seems like it has mostly to do with training in how to run and market tournaments. Since that school is a complete non-entity in engineering or computer science, I guess that makes sense.

An Esports Management program turns your passion for gaming into an exciting career. Miami University’s Master of Esports Management degree — available both online and hybrid — gives you a solid foundation in all esports functions, including tournament and facility management, branding/marketing, sponsorship, team management, performance psychology and coaching, recruiting, finance, business models, media rights/legal broadcasting and more. In addition to the two semesters of online coursework, our Esports Management program features a brief in-person residency where students gain hands-on experience assisting with a top-ranked tournament organization.


What's next at Miami? A bachelor's degree in preppy studies?
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BillyTheCat
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  Message Not Read  RE: A degree in Esports is a thing
   Posted: 5/29/2024 6:40:54 PM 
SBH wrote:
Only a matter of time until there's also a degree in Living in Mom's Basement.



Isn’t that University College?
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BillyTheCat
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  Message Not Read  RE: A degree in Esports is a thing
   Posted: 5/29/2024 6:42:00 PM 
OUPride wrote:
Here's Miami's description of their program. Seems like it has mostly to do with training in how to run and market tournaments. Since that school is a complete non-entity in engineering or computer science, I guess that makes sense.

An Esports Management program turns your passion for gaming into an exciting career. Miami University’s Master of Esports Management degree — available both online and hybrid — gives you a solid foundation in all esports functions, including tournament and facility management, branding/marketing, sponsorship, team management, performance psychology and coaching, recruiting, finance, business models, media rights/legal broadcasting and more. In addition to the two semesters of online coursework, our Esports Management program features a brief in-person residency where students gain hands-on experience assisting with a top-ranked tournament organization.


And running tournaments is a multibillion dollar endeavor
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  Message Not Read  RE: A degree in Esports is a thing
   Posted: 5/29/2024 6:44:59 PM 
bobcatsquared wrote:
Who's crying, youngs?


OK, that got a chuckle out of me. But I officially can’t be a youngs anymore.


"Loyalty to a hometown or city is fleeting and interchangeable, but college is a stamp of identity."- Kyle Whelliston, One Beautiful Season.

My blog about depression and mental illness: https://bit.ly/3buGXH8

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