Staffordshire University has become the first university in the U.K. to offer an esports degree.
The course aims to focus on the business side of esports. Students will be taught how to create events in the industry around esports titles such as League of Legends, Dota 2, Hearthstone (which the University comically called "Half Stone" on it's official website), Counter Strike, Overwatch, and Smash Bros.
The esports course is the only one of its kind in the U.K. and will give students a chance to learn how to organize their own events and market them over a three-year course.
In the first year, students will be introduced to the industry and learn how to stream on platforms such as Twitch. They'll be tasked with organizing their first esports event for solo games, such as Smash Bros. or Hearthstone.
In the second year, students will develop a team-based esports event, presumably around games such as League of Legends and Counter Strike, and will learn how to cast matches effectively.
In the final year of the course, students will work with the university to develop a large-scale commercial event around esports. The students will make their own esports company, which will teach them hands-how about effectively running a business in the industry.
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Jaipur (2 player/30mins) is a card set collection game where you buy, exchange and sell goods. The aim? To win a best of three battle to be the best merchant and invited to the Maharajas court.
It's quick, easy to learn and comes in a gorgeous little box, pink lined!
Top tip: use the camels wisely, forcing players out of the market or grabbing all the best goods for yourself. Oh and don't forget to get that camel bonus!