BACOLOD CITY, Philippines – Tier One Entertainment in partnership with Lyceum of the Philippines University are currently working on an electronic sports (esports) college program.
Tier One Entertainment CEO Tryke Gutierrez revealed in a post, yesterday, calling it ‘one of the biggest milestones in Philippine esports history’.
The drafted curriculum is a four-year program called Bachelor of Science in Esports with two tracks; game design, or esport management.
Gutierrez shared that there are multiple institutions around the world, in the recent years, that opened the esports program. (READ also: Jobancom: A community of gamers for gamers)
Since the Philippines is considered as one of the biggest esports market in Asia, he considered this as the country’s turn to ‘take the leap’.
Currently, they are 80% done with the plan, he said.
He added that this is a ‘golden opportunity’ for the future students to show to society that ‘gaming is not a waste of time’.
The esport curriculum will be given to CHED on March 04.