Fnatic introduces the UK's first college partner programme to aid students in starting their esports careers

The program will rely on six important factors.

Fnatic introduces the UK's first college partner programme to aid students in starting their esports careers
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The leading global esports performance brand Fnatic has unveiled the first-ever national college partner programme to assist young people in pursuing careers in gaming.

Esports Director at QMC and National Trainer for Pearson James Fraser-Murison said: ” As the leading provider of esports teaching in the UK, this is huge for our students and also the college. To partner up with the biggest esports organisation in the UK, will mean we are directly giving our students a step-up into the industry with first-hand experiences, careers advice and opportunities from a global brand in one of the largest industries in the world.”

There will also be webinars presented by Fnatic employees and industry speakers that will match Pearson BTEC curriculum requirements as part of the programme. Because this is only the first year of the collaboration, they anticipate further features and advances in the coming years.

Former League of Legends coach and player and current tutor at HSDC, Rhys Williams, added: “We’re very excited here at HSDC to be working with Fnatic as part of the College Partner Programme. This partnership will open doors for the next generation that were so hard to find over previous years, it has the potential to shape the future of the educational esports scene.”

The London-based organisation has collaborated with three college partners in the United Kingdom, including Havant & South Downs College, Access Creative College, and Queen Mary's College (QMC).

Sam Matthews, the founder of Fnatic, stated: “We are super passionate about bringing new talent into our world and this partnership is our way of onboarding the next generation of gamers, whilst giving back to the community. We’re so appreciative of the college partners who share our vision in supporting the development of these upcoming esports hopefuls.”

Lectures, networking, real-world task setting, discounts on Fnatic gear, access to events and activations, and hosting Fnatic competitions and offering rewards are Fnatic's six core features of the community college programme.