E-sports degree anyone?

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PostE-sports degree anyone?
by Gemini73 » Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:50 pm

Staffordshire University have begun teaching undergraduate and masters courses in the subject.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/uk-engla ... e-45328940

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PostRe: E-sports degree anyone?
by Jezo ho ho » Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:08 pm

Sign me up

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PostRe: E-sports degree anyone?
by OrangeReindeer » Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:12 pm

Upset it's not called an e-degree

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PostRe: E-sports degree anyone?
by Dig Dug » Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:22 pm

So basically, it's a gimmick version of media broadcasting but narrows your scope exclusively to e-sports related jobs.

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PostRe: E-sports degree anyone?
by Eat it Harvey » Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:28 pm

If Qikz does a lecture on commentary I'll sign up. :lol:

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PostRe: E-sports degree anyone?
by Peter Crisp » Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:44 pm

I'm expecting them to bring me in as a Battlefield series expert and I can show them how to be a pro level medic or support player.

My first tip is to forget about K/D ratio's, all that matters is going for the most heroic revives and resupplies you can. It doesn't matter if you die a thousand times if you get that god tier clip of you going into the middle of a firefight and going on an epic 6 man revive spree or chucking ammo about like father christmas to help capture a flag and just look super bad-ass.

Tip 2, see tip 1.

jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
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PostRe: E-sports degree anyone?
by Advent7 » Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:50 pm

Gonna get my masters in pwnage and GITTING GUD

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PostRe: E-sports degree anyone?
by Dowbocop » Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:50 pm

ESPO 101: Just say you did Business: How to deal with internet attitudes to your degree (35 units)

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by Eat it Harvey » Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:58 pm

Dowbocop wrote:ESPO 101: Just say you did Business: How to deal with internet everyones attitude to your degree (35 units)

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by Jenu-All I Want For Christmas » Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:58 pm

Introduction to Online Communications: An exploration of the different approaches that can be taken to insult other gamers during play.

Coursework: Live stream yourself calling at least 20 opponents a "fag" within a single round of any competitive game of your choice. Extra credit if you get over 1,000 views.

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PostRe: E-sports degree anyone?
by NickSCFC » Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:01 pm

Ah cool, I went there. If it help to legitimise eSports then it can't be a bad thing.

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PostRe: E-sports degree anyone?
by Gemini73 » Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:47 pm

NickSCFC wrote:An cool, I went there. If it help to legitimise eSports then it can't be a bad thing.


The staggering levels of immaturity, vileness and un-sportsman like conduct found in e-sports needs to be addressed first if it is to ever become legit.

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PostRe: E-sports degree anyone?
by Peter Crisp » Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:53 pm

Gemini73 wrote:
NickSCFC wrote:An cool, I went there. If it help to legitimise eSports then it can't be a bad thing.


The staggering levels of immaturity, vileness and un-sportsman like conduct found in e-sports needs to be addressed first if it is to ever become legit.


Yep, it's why I just can't get into it at all as it's just so toxic.
I've been a game for over 30 years but watching people play and act like spoiled children when things go even slightly against them (or even when they win) is just not something I like associating with a hobby I enjoy.

jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
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PostRe: E-sports degree anyone?
by Preezy » Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:55 pm

As someone with a gaming-related degree (2:1 in Game Cultures, try explaining that to anyone over 35!) I am well used to the cringe-inducing embarrassment of trying to make my higher education seem legitimate. I don't envy these poor saps thinking an e-sports degree will get them where they want to be.

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PostRe: E-sports degree anyone?
by Peter Crisp » Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:00 pm

Preezy wrote:As someone with a gaming-related degree (2:1 in Game Cultures, try explaining that to anyone over 35!) I am well used to the cringe-inducing embarrassment of trying to make my higher education seem legitimate. I don't envy these poor saps thinking an e-sports degree will get them where they want to be.


I'd argue a degree in game cultures is much more viable though as the medium of gaming as a whole is now part of our overall landscape.

Your degree I imagine would cover E-sports and I don't think E-sports needs to be a new topic in itself as it's still so new.

jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
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PostRe: E-sports degree anyone?
by Gemini73 » Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:26 pm

Preezy wrote: I don't envy these poor saps thinking an e-sports degree will get them where they want to be.


Interviewer: "So you have a degree in playing computer games?“

Interviewee:" Yes, I..."

Interviewer:" Thanks for popping in. We'll let you know"

“But I don't want to go among mad people,” Alice remarked. “Oh, you can't help that,” said the Cat: “we're all mad here".
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PostRe: E-sports degree anyone?
by Preezy » Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:27 pm

Gemini73 wrote:
Preezy wrote: I don't envy these poor saps thinking an e-sports degree will get them where they want to be.


Interviewer: "So you have a degree in playing computer games?“

Interviewee:" Yes, I..."

Interviewer:" Thanks for popping in. We'll let you know"

:lol: pretty much.

I'm just grateful that I've now got almost 10 years of actual work experience on my CV, otherwise I'd be strawberry floated :slol:

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PostRe: E-sports degree anyone?
by NickSCFC » Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:35 pm

Preezy wrote:I'm just grateful that I've now got almost 10 years of actual work experience on my CV, otherwise I'd be strawberry floated :slol:


Do you work in the industry then?

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PostRe: E-sports degree anyone?
by Preezy » Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:37 pm

NickSCFC wrote:
Preezy wrote:I'm just grateful that I've now got almost 10 years of actual work experience on my CV, otherwise I'd be strawberry floated :slol:


Do you work in the industry then?

Absolutely not, I like job security and sociable hours thanks :lol:

I guess the degree gave me some transferable skills, but I'm far better off with genuine work experience under my belt.

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PostRe: E-sports degree anyone?
by NickSCFC » Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:41 pm

Living within a mile of the University I'd like to see if this gets eSports up and running in Stoke-on-Trent, unfortunately we're the only "city" in the country without an arena :fp:


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