AcadArena, a leading campus esports program in the Philippines, has announced two of their upcoming initiatives for the year, including the Alliance Program for schools and student organizations as well as its supplementary Summer Quarter programs.
With the Alliance Program, AcadArena aims to help partner schools and student organizations develop their own campus esports programs. Schools and organizations that are part of the program will receive both hands-on training and development support to help students who may want to enter the esports, gaming, and new media industries. The program will feature a star-tier system wherein a school or organization may earn additional perks and rewards the more they develop esports in their campus.
Some of the schools and organizations that have so far joined the Alliance Program include LG Esports of Ateneo De Manila University, University of the Philippines’ Oblation Esports, Far Eastern University – Institute of Technology’s JPCS and their iTamaraws, SAGE Esports of University of San Agustin, West Visayas State University Esports, iAcademy’s Nimbus Esports, and Malayan Colleges Laguna’s Malayan Esports Club, among many others.
“AcadArena always thinks of ways on how video games and esports can be relevant to student life,” said AcadArena director Ariane Lim. “Now, more than ever, institutions are looking for online solutions to education. We’re united with them at that front. By giving a platform for students to network through competition and do extracurricular activities in events management, broadcasting and design.”
As for the Summer Quarter programs, which are meant to support the Alliance Program, AcadArena plans to host several competitive and educational programs. Here’s a list of both educational and competitive events AcadArena has in store for its Summer Quarter programs:
- BoostCamp: A monthly series of online masterclasses/workshops hosted by mentors to hone students’ skillsets.
- Alliance Awards: Students who work in the backend get their own competition. The best projects and organizations in the Alliance Program will be rewarded at the end of the year.
- Quest-based Learning: An ever-evolving set of online developmental modules in different disciplines (streaming, art, league operations) for students to engage with.
- Alliance League: A 10-week multi-title varsity-style league with scholarships and project grants at stake for schools in the Alliance Program
- Etrams: A support system for tournaments held by student organizations.
- Rivalries: A monthly series of relay matches that has two universities with opposing storylines competing for cash and prizes.
- Aces: A weekly series of tournaments open to teams from any school with a rotating line-up of games.
Most of AcadArena’s Summer Quarter programs are set to begin on June 15, 2020. The Alliance League is set to begin sometime in mid-July. More information can be found on the official AcadArena website, Facebook, or Twitter.