Game on: Bond University partners with The Chiefs Esports Club
Bond University recently signed a three-year partnership with The Chiefs Esports Club in a first-of-its-kind collaboration within the ANZ esports region.
The partnership involves expanding current knowledge of both parties in the ever-evolving landscape of esports and gaming to expand the domestic esports industry.
The Chiefs will work with Bond University to develop a framework that includes esports and gaming courses, student engagement programmes, research and development, and talent identification methods and pathways within esports.
The esports club will also provide internship opportunities for students within Bond University’s esports community which will give them a practical understanding of how the industry works and grows.
Bond University has already established its stance as a key player in developing the regional esports industry. With its addition of a high-performance esports hub last year, as part of the university’s Bond Elite Sports Programme, Bond continues to be Australia’s leading university with a strong focus on employability.
Meanwhile, The Chiefs Esports Club is currently entering its 6th year since its inception in 2014 and is equally dedicated to growing the regional and international esports scene. The premier esports and gaming entertainment club features top teams in various competitive games.
This partnership will be able to provide mutual benefits for both parties in achieving their goal of cultivating success within the ANZ gaming industry. This form of collaboration proves to be timely amidst the continued growth of the billion-dollar esports market.
“It is great to be able to partner with an institution such as Bond University whose outlook and optimism for the growth of esports and gaming in Australia closely aligns to our own,” said The Cheifs Esports Club CEO Nick Bobir.
“Through this partnership, we look to be able to provide growth and education pathways for the wider esports and gaming community.”
“Having the Chiefs’ expertise in helping us develop our esports landscape at Bond University is really advantageous,” added Bond University Executive Director of Sport Garry Nucifora.
“This is just the beginning of where we want to take esports. We want to be able to say come to Bond University and we’ll teach you about the business of esports.”
“A player or two may emerge but we are really focused on the education aspect of esports,” He said.