Australian esports organisation Chiefs Esports Club has renewed its partnership with Australian University Bond University.
The two parties signed a two-year deal that will see Bond University continue to be the ‘official education partner’ for the esports organisation. Bond University and Chiefs will continue to work towards educating students about careers in gaming and esports.
Bond University and Chiefs Esports Club signed a three-year partnership in 2020. Since then, Bond University and Chiefs have collaborated on internships that helped Bond students make their first esports steps.
Both entities also worked on a number of research studies into esports and traditional sports and the University has helped Chiefs players with health and wellbeing.
Nick Bobir, Chief Executive Officer of The Chiefs, commented: “Bond University has been an amazing partner to work with and we’re thrilled to continue the relationship in the coming years. Whether it is guiding our players through world-class elite sports seminars with a focus on health, nutrition, and wellbeing, or completing training camps on-campus, the partnership will enhance the organisation’s access to gaming and esports fans with whom we engage regularly.
“We’re very excited to build on this further and unveil some of the projects we’re working with Bond on soon.
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Both Bond University and Chiefs hinted at a number of projects that will take place during this partnership. According to the release, Chiefs will host and operate esports tournaments from the Bond Esports Hub, a purpose-built esports venue at the Bond University.
The two parties will also work together on external recruitment tournaments with high schools and work on an ‘esports-tailored curriculum’.
Esports Insider says: This partnership seems to benefit both parties greatly and it’s good to see an extension so early on. Chiefs will continue to benefit from Bond’s research and health programmes, while the university will receive expertise on how to incorporate esports into its curriculum.