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The (Singapore 🇸🇬) Cybersports & Online Gaming Association has signed three agreements with the aim of creating the Esports Academy 🎓 to identify and train potential esports stars, in much the same way professional sports builds its talent. However, the academy isn’t just for competitors—the academy should also develop opportunities for commentators, trainers and coaches.
The Esports Academy is supported by Singapore’s National Youth Council and will provide training to more than 2000 young people and will engage with over 50,000 through events and programs😎. Kelvin Tan, president and co-founder of SCOGA, said:
“In our Esports Academy, we use competitive video games to teach skills such as leadership, team work and communications. We hope that this prepares them for the jobs of the future and help them achieve their aspirations. Recently, one of our academy trainees, Justin Bersamin drew more than 4,000 total views per session while streaming. Daryl Koh aka iceiceice, the top Singaporean earner in esports has won over US$1 million in prize money💰.”