May 24, 2024

National University Laguna and MOONTON Games Join Forces

From left to right: NU Laguna Associate for Academe-Industry Linkage Christina Galdo, Assistant Director for Academe-Industry Linkage Dr. Narro Navarro, Senior Director for Administration Jose Ricardo SA. Ocampo, Senior Academic Director Dr. Josefina G. San Miguel, Managing Director Benhamin F. Uichico, MOONTON Games Community Manager Ken Ryan Lee, Regional PR Manager Keith Medrano

National University Laguna and MOONTON Games Join Forces to Level Up Esports Education in the Philippines (National University Laguna, MOONTON Games, esports programs, Philippines)

Laguna, Philippines – April 11, 2024 – A powerful alliance has formed in the realm of esports education! International gaming developer and publisher, MOONTON Games, has joined forces with the prestigious National University Laguna (NU Laguna) to establish a groundbreaking framework for esports and gaming programs.

From left to right: NU Laguna Associate for Academe-Industry Linkage Christina Galdo, Assistant Director for Academe-Industry Linkage Dr. Narro Navarro, Senior Director for Administration Jose Ricardo SA. Ocampo, Senior Academic Director Dr. Josefina G. San Miguel, Managing Director Benhamin F. Uichico, MOONTON Games Community Manager Ken Ryan Lee, Regional PR Manager Keith Medrano

This trailblazing partnership, formalized through a signed memorandum of understanding (MOU), marks a significant step forward for esports education in the Philippines. The collaboration brings together NU Laguna’s academic expertise and MOONTON Games’ industry leadership to create a comprehensive learning ecosystem for aspiring esports professionals.

Building a Bridge Between Academia and Esports Industry

The MOU paves the way for exciting initiatives, including:

  • Joint Community Events: NU Laguna and MOONTON Games will collaborate on engaging esports-related events, fostering a vibrant community within the university and beyond.
  • Curriculum Development: Experts from both parties will work together to craft innovative and industry-relevant esports and gaming curriculums, ensuring students graduate with the skills and knowledge to thrive in this dynamic field.
  • Shared Knowledge and Resources: Students and faculty will gain access to valuable industry insights and resources, providing them with a well-rounded understanding of the esports landscape.

Opportunities for Students: Immersions, Internships, and More

This partnership opens doors for NU Laguna students to gain practical experience through:

  • Immersion Programs: Students can immerse themselves in the world of esports by participating in industry events and observing professional esports operations.
  • Internships: MOONTON Games will offer internship opportunities, allowing students to learn from industry experts and contribute to real-world projects.
  • Research Collaboration: Faculty and students can collaborate with MOONTON Games on research projects, advancing the understanding of esports and its impact.

Statements of Enthusiasm from Leaders

Theon Hsu, MOONTON Cares Director: “We’re incredibly grateful to NU Laguna for this partnership. It creates a pathway for academic and research excellence in esports. We’re excited to help hone students’ skills and bridge the gap between industry and academia.”

Dr. Narro R. Navarro, NU Laguna Vice President and Assistant Director for Academe-Industry Linkage: “Esports has always been part of NU Laguna’s DNA. This collaboration with MOONTON Games will provide remarkable opportunities and strategic advancements for our students and university. We’re thrilled to work together and bring esports to the forefront.”

Esports and Gaming Journalism Workshops on the Horizon

One of the first collaborative programs will be a series of esports and gaming journalism workshops launching in May 2024. Featuring esteemed Philippine esports journalists, these workshops will equip participants with essential skills in:

  • Media Ethics
  • Basic Sportswriting
  • Mobile Journalism
  • Navigating Journalism in the Age of TikTok
  • The Pros and Cons of AI Writing Tools in Journalism

This initiative exemplifies MOONTON Cares’ commitment to promoting positive social change through educational programs. By nurturing the next generation of esports professionals, MOONTON Games and NU Laguna are shaping a brighter future for the esports industry in the Philippines.

For more information, visit https://en.moonton.com.

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