The Fundamentals of Gaming & Esports [EIC x Playbook Academy]

The Fundamentals of Gaming & Esports is a course component of the Professional Certificate in Gaming and Esports Management, a 3-month bridging programme offered by EduCity International College (EIC) in collaboration with Playbook Academy. This course aims to equip the student with fundamental practical knowledge about the gaming and esports industries.

Playbook Academy · November 25, 2022


The Subjects :

Introduction to Professional Gaming 🌟

This subject equips the student with insight into what it takes to be a professional gamer. The student will be introduced to practical topics such as income sources, the soft skills required to succeed as well as holistic principles related to high performance as an e-athlete.

Basic Esports Management 🌟

This subject gives the student an overview of the esports
industry, with a focus on the various jobs and financial considerations involved in an esports organisation. The broad topic of esports management then branches out into specific lessons on the basics of esports marketing. The student will also take a look at the ins and outs of tournament management from the perspectives of industry experts who have had hands-on experiences.

Insights into Game Development 🌟

In this subject, the student explores the art of creating a game at a foundational level, focusing on the basic process as well as the potential roles in it. The student learns the fundamentals of various fields in the game development industry, namely game design, game art, game sounds, and game coding, with the latter involving practical step-by-step tutorials on how to make their first game using the Unity
game engine.

What You’ll Learn :

Introduction to Professional Gaming 🌟
βž” Establish the groundwork required to be committed to professional gaming.
βž” Reflect on the various aspects involved in the career of a pro gamer.
βž” Develop skills to improve one’s performance as a pro gamer.

Basic Esports Management 🌟
βž” Describe the origins and structure of the esports ecosystem and identify major stakeholders and key roles in the esports scene.
βž” Discuss solutions to real, everyday issues that esport team managers face by applying useful principles.
βž” Explain the practical points of organising an esports event from the point of view of a tournament admin.
βž” Apply basic practical principles to revenue development via gaming and esports.

Insights into Game Development 🌟
βž” Begin and continue the process of designing your own video game.
βž” Understand the various career paths in game developmentβ€”game design, game coding, game art, and game sound.
βž” Download a universally-utilised game engine and code a basic Shoot’Em Up game.

Our Mentors :

⭐ Andrew Chen teaches Introduction to Pro Gaming : Pro Gaming as a Career

Andrew Chen is the Country Manager (Malaysia) at Crit Esports. Previously, Andrew was the Ex-Manager at EVOS Malaysia, Virtual Genesis Esports Team, and FrostFire Esports Team. His roles in EVOS Malaysia include team management and training, logistics, assisting with content creation with the marketing team, planning partnerships and sponsorships, and planning team budgets.

⭐ Jack Neo teaches Grooming of an E-Athlete : Physiology & Psychology of a Pro Gamer

Jack Neo graduated with a Bachelor of Psychology and, at the time of writing, is pursuing his Master’s in Kinesiology at the Shanghai University of Sport, China. He has a wealth of experience in sports and esports performance. From 2017 to 2019, he was the Head of Performance for Frostfire Esports. Currently, he’s a performance coach at Adamas Esports, a global, performance-focused brand providing esport
athletes with the tools to train and perform at their best.

⭐ Matthew Chan teaches Overview of Esports : Team Management

Matthew Chan has been within the esports ecosystem for over a decade, engaging almost all different aspects of the industry. From playing, coaching, and broadcasting, to being part of the management team of one of Southeast Asia’s biggest organisations, EVOS Esports. While engaged in the corporate side of the business, Matthew strongly believes in projects that develop talents in Malaysia and is extremely excited to share his knowledge.

⭐ Amir Zikri teaches Organising Tournament

Amir is the Head of Tournament Operations for Dynasty Gaming & Media. He was also one of the core members of the League Operations teams for ESL Malaysia and ESL Asia. Amir has more than three years of experience in tournament management with over 30 projects executed, from local community tournaments to the world stage. Having graduated with a Bachelor’s in English Education, his teaching
experience combined with the practical skills garnered from his time in esports gives him a unique competency in designing a syllabus to teach tournament organising.

⭐ Teoh Wooi Khiang teaches Revenue Development in Esports

An ex-airline ancillary guy, business analyst, esports marketing explorer, and heavy gamer. With several years of experience dealing with big data across multiple industries, he has learned essential skills to simplify information and design new initiatives in the commercial and financial fields. He believes that the future belongs to the digital world. Amongst the digital campaigns he has been involved with are
AIA Malaysia, Wonda Coffee, Pepsi Malaysia, and Calpis Malaysia.

⭐ Shan Fei teaches Insights into Game Development

A passionate game developer with a Master of Science in Game Programming under his belt as well as over 15 years of experience and many awards in the field. In between his work in the video game industry, which included positions such as Lead Animator and Technical Artist, Shan Fei also took up an educator’s role as a guest lecturer in The One Academy, Malaysia, where he conducted lessons on advanced 3D animation for two years. He is also the founder and CEO of Why Knot Studio, a small indie game developer based in Malaysia.

More about the Professional Certificate in Gaming & Esports Management: 

EduCity International College brings you the 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐟𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐒𝐨𝐧𝐚π₯ π‚πžπ«π­π’πŸπ’πœπšπ­πž 𝐒𝐧 π†πšπ¦π’π§π  𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐄𝐬𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐬 𝐌𝐚𝐧𝐚𝐠𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭. Explore the gaming world behind the lens of industry veterans!

βœ… Three-Month Bridging Programme to relevant Diploma courses
βœ… Fundamentals Course in Gaming and Esports
βœ… Project-Based Learning for Esports Tournament Management
βœ… English for Esports module
βœ… Enjoy a full campus life and sports facilities!

Location: EduCity Iskandar, Iskandar Puteri, Johor

Receive a Certificate of Achievement from EduCity International College upon successful completion of the programme.

Project-Based Learning for Esports Tournament Management

Led by esports veteran Jeffery Chan, the Esports Tournament Management component spans six in-class lessons in which students actively explore real-world problems and challenges related to esports tournament organising. Learn and get involved in:

βœ… Introduction to Tournament Management
βœ… A Research Project
βœ… Tournament Formats
βœ… Social, Content, and Marketing
βœ… Costing and Budgeting
βœ… Tournament Proposals

Our Mentor:

Jeffrey Chan

Jeffery Chan started his esports journey in 2012 as a passion, from a competitive player to becoming a professional team manager with the Kuala Lumpur Huntersβ€”Malaysia’s longest-standing League of Legends professional team. Following that, his passion for esports & media led him into managing multiple startup projects such as Fire Dragoon, FrostFire & AirAsia Saiyan. His most recent experience was with ESL Asia, where he was the former Accounts Manager for Southeast Asia.

English for Esports 

In this component, students receive practical lessons on presenting ideas in English. Learning objectives include: 

βœ… Create innovative ideas
βœ… Improve your body language
βœ… Understand your audience
βœ… Learn to put together a simple and well-organised presentation
βœ… Realise the importance of presentation skills for industrial training or a full-time job
βœ… And more!

Interested? Contact Playbook Academy or EduPlay for more information regarding the next intake! 

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  • 3 Subjects
  • 31 Lessons
  • 31 Quizzes

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