Rebels Gaming, a Spanish esports organisation owned by footballer David De Gea, has partnered with Longford International College (LIC) to launch an esports diploma.
Rebels Gaming will support the Longford, Ireland-based institution on the new fully online ‘Business of Esports’ course.
The new course, which is co-developed with Rebels Gaming, will last for six weeks and cost £350. During the course, students will be able to learn the basics of esports business, marketing and sponsorships, team management, and analytics, as well as data management.
According to the LIC and Rebels Gaming, the course is designed as an intro to the esports industry for those trying “learn more about the rapidly growing world of esports.”
The Longford International College is an educational institution founded in 2020. The College focuses on courses related to sports and business and has two separate schools: the Business and Sports Science and Sports and Medical Science schools. The college offers a range of courses ranging from sports agent courses to management and esports.
David De Gea, the owner of Rebels Gaming, commented on the news: “Esports is more than just a competition – it’s a thriving industry that offers endless opportunities for those who are passionate about it in many innovative areas: digital marketing, sales & sponsorships, content creators, social networks, etc. I’m excited to share my knowledge and experience and to support this program to help new generations to turn their passion into a career.”
Rebels Gaming field teams in VALORANT, fighting games and League of Legends. Its League of Legends team has recently won a bid for a slot in the LVP, Spain’s top-flight regional league.