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Esports – Ready to Play?

Wednesday 4th July 2018, 15:30 - 16:30

HUBS Common Room

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99% of 8-15 year old children play games. Esports is a growing global phenomenon that engages and excites a diverse audience of over 300 million. But what is it exactly? More importantly, how can you get involved and use it to engage your own audiences?

Hear from world leading experts, ESL Gaming about the nature of esports and what it involves alongside broadcasting opportunities. Riot Games, the people behind ‘League of Legends’ – the world’s largest esports game – will tell us why they got involved with esports, what it means for them and how you could benefit.

You’ll also hear from the people behind Ukie’s Digital Schoolhouse powered by PlayStation programme and how they are using esports to reach schools across the UK to engage students with careers in esports and the video games industry. Find out how esports is being used to improve students skills and engage them with further education and career opportunities.

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