Twitch partners with University of Chichester to examine esports through scientific study – EurekAlert

Twitch partners with University of Chichester to examine esports through scientific study – EurekAlert

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  • Twitch-Chichester agreement will equip students with skills and experience necessary to participate in global esports and gaming industry

  • Steaming service will be embedded into academic modules of University’s new BA (Hons) Esports degree
  • Students will get expert tuition from Twitch professionals and more opportunities across the global industry

LIVE streaming service Twitch has announced a new academic partnership in the UK – teaming up with the University of Chichester for its new esports degree.

The social video platform, which receives more than 26million visitors worldwide each day, is collaborating with the West Sussex-based university to equip more students with the skills and experience necessary to participate in the gaming industry.

The partnership will provide undergrads on Chichester’s BA (Hons) in Esports, which is the first degree in the UK to examine the impact of gaming through scientific study, with expert tuition from Twitch professionals and opportunities to stream across the world.

Mark ‘Garvey’ Candella, Director of Student and Education Programs at Twitch, said: “We are proud to partner with the University of Chichester in bringing relevant and engaging education in emerging,
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