Pearson, world’s leading learning company, launches its first globally recognised Esports Business Management Qualification in Southeast Asia, in partnership with British Esports Association. AcadArena, Southeast Asia’s notable Campus Gaming and Esports Education organisation, will also join Pearson as a strategic partner to kick-start the qualification in the region.
The esports industry has seen tremendous growth over the recent years, both in terms of the number of fans and revenue streams. As Southeast Asia is seen to be the fastest-growing esports market in the world, every country in Southeast Asia is well poised to be the esports and gaming hub in the region with Singapore hosting the annual Dota 2 The International 2022 (TI11) last year and 2023 SEA Games Esports Event to be held in Cambodia later this year.
With the ongoing boom in the esports industry, it is expected to translate into increased demand for skilled talents. Thus, the Esports Qualification is designed to be a skills-focused program to allow students to develop skills and knowledge in esports and cross-curricular content. The transferable skills will then give the students the opportunity to explore different areas of esports and create a progression to long-term careers in the esports industry.