The esports industry has a little bit of everything – fierce competition, last-minute victories and pure streaming showmanship. It might even offer the beginnings of a unique career! As part of an initiative to educate and kickstart future talent in games, the Esports Academy at the flagship Microsoft Stores in New York and Sydney will invite leading personalities and industry pros to share their knowledge in practical sessions, hands-on gameplay and much more. The Esports Academy is a great, authentic way to learn from leading industry talent, meet other gamers and have fun, whether you play casually, have questions about shoutcasting, or are simply curious as to where esports might go next.
If you are in Sydney, register here and visit the flagship Microsoft Store at Westfield Sydney on Pitt Street Mall from Monday, April 16, to Sunday, April 22, where experts from ESL Australia, the world’s largest esports organization, will give you hands-on experience on shoutcasting, team management and improve your understanding of the pathways and roles that exist for you to get into the industry.
For those in New York, visit here to register for sessions taking place on Saturday, April 21, and here for Sunday, April 22, at the flagship Microsoft Store on Fifth Avenue. Join seasoned competitors and industry professionals in the esports, varsity and streaming areas, including, Bicycle Walrus from DM21 Gaming and partner streamer at Mixer NYC studio, Chad Smeltz from Harrisburg University of Science and Technology and esports Program Director, Robert J. Snow, eSports Head Coach at SUNY Canton and others. Partake in three sessions that will cover the road to a collegiate esports scholarship, what a career in professional gaming looks like, and best practices for content creation and additional revenue streams.
Road to a Collegiate Esports Scholarship
Over 50 universities are now offering esports scholarships and fielding varsity esports teams. University representatives from various programs will be sharing what their universities are looking for in candidates, and how you can prepare.
Career in Pro Gaming
The world of professional esports is huge and growing! Learn from League Executives on how you can best start your journey as a pro player, as well as how you can explore other professional opportunities in esports and gaming.
Content Creation and Additional Revenue Streams
Content is king! Join leading influencers in streaming to learn how you can find your audience, create great content, and how to make money out of streaming.
When and How to Join
Esports Academy is part of Microsoft Store’s ongoing commitment to the local gaming community. We celebrate the latest in gaming, from livestreaming in our Mixer NYC Studio to local tournaments and gaming community nights at all stores every week. For more information and latest updates on all of our different gaming events and streams, check out the Microsoft Store Facebook page, including how you can take part at your local Microsoft Store.
We look forward to seeing you there!