Russian online educational resource Skillbox and Russian esports media outlet Cybersport.ru have joined forces to create a dedicated section on education within the esports and gaming industry.
The section on Cybersport’s website will feature a range of content including information on thematic courses alongside tips and tricks to help players hone their skills.
The collaboration comes after ESforce Holding, parent company of Cybersport.ru, joined forces with Skillbox in November 2020. The collaboration saw the two parties create online university courses on a variety of professions within the esports industry.
Thanks to ESforce Holding’s involvement in the creation of the university courses, several professional players representing Russian organisation Virtus.pro were appointed as teaching staff across workshops teaching techniques in Dota 2 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.
Nikolay Petrossian, ESforce Holding Media Director and Head of Cybersport.ru, spoke on the collaboration in a release: “Contrary to the stereotypes, esports requires serious training, and we are glad that we can continue to actively develop the educational part of the industry. Last year, in Skillbox online university we found a reliable partner to promote training and further employment in esports. This new joint section is a logical extension of cooperation with the holding.”
Denis Tatyankin, Head of Games Development at Skillbox, also spoke on the continuation of the partnership: “The ‘Education‘ section on Сybersport.ru is an opportunity to make all our content more accessible to millions of people and employees in the gaming industry, from gamers to game designers.”
Esports Insider says: Creating a section dedicated to educating people about the various roles within the esports and gaming industry is certainly a good idea for those wanting to learn more. This particular collaboration could be the beginning for more outlets to open a dedicated section of their own.