Another step towards promoting eSports in the Philippines
Lyceum of the Philippines University will join the likes of De La Salle University and Ateneo de Manila University in crafting courses that focus on gaming. Recently, Tier One Entertainment shared a post on their official Instagram account that they are working with LPU for an eSports course.
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An esports course is on the way. Our CEO @trykegutierrez is at LPU, and with him is the first ever drafted curriculum for esports in the country. Lyceum of the Philippines University Manila and Tier One Entertainment are committed in making this dream a reality. We will be passing the curriculum to the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) on March this year. If this goes well, we might have a full course available by 2020. To our followers, we'd like to know your thoughts on this. What subjects do you want to include in the course? #TheOnePercentSays
In their post, Tier One Entertainment said that they commit to submitting the proposed curriculum to CHED by next month. Should it get approved, LPU will be offering the course by this year.
In a separate post, Tier One CEO Tryke Gutierrez detailed that the proposed program will have two tracks: one focusing on game development, and one focusing on eSports management. “To the future students of this course, this is a golden opportunity to show our society that gaming is not a waste of time.I’ve been in this industry for too long to understand that it takes more than passion in order to achieve what you want to achieve in this field,” Gutierrez said in a Facebook post.