As the esports market continues to grow, it makes sense for the training sector to accelerate over the months. Today a new school has announced its ambitions and will open its doors next October. We also mentioned a short time ago the upcoming arrival of a course dedicated to esports professions at the Staffordshire University.
With Valérie Dmitrovic, former national director of ISEG school, Thierry Debarnot (former co-founder of DigiSchool) is preparing to open a student campus dedicated to the video game industry.
Spread over 1,200 square meters, the campus called « Gaming Campus » based in Lyon (France), will house :
- the Gaming Business School, a management school, accessible in post-baccalaureate or parallel admission, to train in the challenges and professions of the video game industry,
- the Gaming Academy, an esport studies program, which combines an esports performance program and a Bachelor level educational program, to train future electronic sports professionals,
- a coaching service (Gaming Guru) open to all to learn how to play, progress and improve their rankings alongside professional players.
The offices will be arranged through 8 work and living areas, including an arena, which will be reserved for esports competitions and training in real conditions, co-studying areas, a streaming studio, a sports hall and a space dedicated to virtual reality.
Registration is already open. For the first term of the establishment, the number of places is limited to 30 students in the first year, 20 students in the third year, 20 students in the fourth year for the Gaming Business School and 10 players for the Gaming Academy. By 2021, Gaming Campus aims to train 450 students and deliver 100,000 coaching sessions per year.
Valérie Dmitrovic and Thierry Debarnot are already thinking of opening a second establishment in France and developing the Gaming Guru coaching platform internationally.
The Gaming Campus initiative is supported by private investors such as Tristan Colombet (Founder – Domraider / Founder – Prizee), Julien Lopizzo (co-Founder Apollo Group / Co-Founder Optisantis), Daniel Broche (Founder Discounteo) or Patrick Amiel (Vivendi / Board Member – France Digitale / Consultant – Accenture)