Level Up Play One continues with another webinar, this time focusing on the steps companies have taken to bridge a path between esports and education.
Frank Sliwka, COO of Epulze and CEO of ibMedia Group, and Alfred Juan Anthony, COO of Cyclestate, joined host Nisa as they discussed how esports can encourage and support the education of children and teenagers.
Sliwka was quoted saying: “Gaming and esports are the thing for Generation Z and Millenials. We should understand it and offer solutions for it. Educate them and us”.
As a father himself, Sliwka believes that an increased digitalisation in society has caused fundamental changes in society, and it is up to parents and business holders to adapt to this change and close the knowledge gap that is present amongst the older generation.
Through his company, ibMedia Group, Sliwka and his team educate the HR market to the world of esports as a way to open the floodgates to esports as a career, train the esports coaches of the future, as well as providing certification for lecturers and trainers within the esports scene.
Anthony, on the other hand, believes that esports is definitely a thriving industry in Malaysia, with the government putting significant effort in cultivating the scene. He does mention that Malaysia’ss esports scene is still in its infancy stage, and feel that there is a gap in the grassroots, which is what Cyclestate specialises in.
Cyclestate does this through boot camps at the grassroots level, teaching not only players, but grooming managers as well. They teach soft and social skills like leadership and teamwork through this program.
Anthony also makes sure that Cyclestate’s boot camps are inclusive, meaning that children with special needs are welcomed to join the program.