Computer games such as Defense of the Ancients 2 (DOTA 2) could be a distraction to learning; that is why computer shops are not allowed to operate near a school. However, the University of the Visayas New School (UVNS) just started offering a course for its Senior High School students that include DOTA 2 in the subjects.
UVNS, located in Mandaue, offers e-sports and game development through their SHS and Design track which include a game strategy for DOTA 2, game design animation, 2D and 3D animation and game creation.
According to its founder and school director Genesis Rana in a Sun Star article, students can later on choose either to be game creators, designers, or e-sports players in the professional league after two years of studying.
For e-sports theory as per an Inquirer story, the core subjects include theory, mechanics, strategy and game awareness.
Game design, branding, shout-casting will also be taught to the students.
State of the art gaming equipment will be provided for UVNS students such as the peripherals from CLiPtech including the Nacrono gaming keyboard, Sauris gaming mouse, and Poison P8 gaming headset. The school will also bring its students the Oculus Development Kit 2 for VR goodness.
Last year, Apple recognized the school for its Distinguished Program for innovation, leadership, and educational excellence. It’s only one of the three in the country and 400 worldwide. Power Mac Center partnered with the school, too.
The course, as published by Trending News Portal, might’ve been inspired by the major success of the Filipino professional gaming team TNC Pro Team who placed 8th in the annual Dota 2 competition where all professional gaming teams in the world competed. The team brought home a cash prize of about P25-million.
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