LPU offers BS ESports in Partnership with Tier One Entertainment

Lyceum of the Philippines University, in partnership with Tier One Entertainment, presented its “Tech In-demand: The College of Technology Career Paths and BS Esports Program Launch” today, May 8, 2021, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. via Zoom and Facebook live.  

Recognized as the pioneer college-level esports education in the Philippines, LPU officially launched its Bachelor of Science in Esports. The institution partnered with Tier One Entertainment, the premier esports and gaming talent agency in South East Asia, in the curriculum development of the said program.  

Ms. Jennifer Tucpi, OIC for Academic Affairs, and University President, Atty. Roberto P. Laurel commenced the culmination with their opening remarks.   

Dr. Arlene Caballero, dean of LPU Manila College of Technology, led the program with her segment, “IT Career Path: Best Technology Jobs and Most In-demand Careers in Computing.” Given the fast-growing developments, Database Administrator, Web Developer, and Video Game Designer were among the many other enumerated career opportunities of IT.  

Dean Caballero also shared the most in-demand computing skills and top 10 highest paying jobs in 2020, securing Information Technology on top of three different lists.  

Tier One Entertainment CEO Mr. Tryke Gutierrez prompted the second half of the program with his talk, “Carving Career Path in Esports,” discussing the history and pillars of the South East Asian Esports ecosystem.  

In the opening of his spiel, the CEO clarified that “This is not egames. Egames is a totally different thing. Esports is esports.” Gutierrez also explained that the curriculum is focused on forming a professional career path for people on the back end of esports and not for talents nor streamers.  

Esports is perceived to be a 1.6-billion-dollar industry in the global market by 2023. “This is the future. This is the sports of the digital world,” says Tier One Entertainment CEO.  

BS Esports is offered in LPU Manila under two tracks: Esports Management and Game Design and Development. This four-year course is introduced with subjects such as Introduction to Esports and Esports Broadcasting and granted along with an additional diploma for Associate in Computer Technology.  

The COT dean also said BS Esports program will be following the online flexible learning set up for the first semester of A.Y. 2021-2022 and blended learning shall only be implemented upon permission from the national government.  

Coverage by: Katherine Chan, The Lycean Pioneer