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May 10, 2017
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As e-sports gain more visibility in the media (thanks, TNC Pro Team!), a similar trend is starting to spread through the academia.

The University of The Visayas New School (UVNS) is the latest supporter of competitive gaming, as it officially opens its e-sports and game development program through their Senior High Arts and Design track this year.

“We’ll have game strategy for Dota 2 and we will have game design and development animation and 2D and 3D animation, and of course, game creation. After two years, the students can either choose to be game creators, designers, or e-sports players in the professional league,” Genesis Raña, founder and school director of UVNS, said in an interview.

The core subjects for the e-sports track are the following: theory, mechanics, strategy, and game awareness. They’ll also tackle game design, branding, and entrepreneurship.

The university will also be providing the students with state of the art gaming equipment such as the Nacrono gaming keyboard, Sauris gaming mouse, and Poison P8 gaming headset. UVNS is also bringing students the Oculus Development Kit 2 for the ultimate virtual reality experience.

May last year, UVNS was recognized by Apple as a Distinguished Program for innovation, leadership, and educational excellence. They are one of the three schools in the Philippines recognized by Apple and the only school in VisMin.

 

UVNS, located in Mandaue, is one of the eight campuses of the University of the Visayas.

Main image from TNC Pro Team (@tncproteamdota2)  

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