EOB Esports Academy, Prince’s Trust and Wanyoo Esports Studio:
Final Event: 23/08/2019
Time: 12 – 4 PM
Address: Wanyoo Esports Studio, 77-79 Charing Cross Rd, London WC2H 0NE
- The Enemy of Boredom (EOB) Esports Academy team up with the Prince’s Trust and Wanyoo Esports Studio
- Workshops are being held to teach new skills to the young and/or unemployed using video gaming
- Using League of Legends EOB promote teamwork and communication skills
- EOB Esports team The Jolly Mafia take on Shinigami in a League of Legends tournament
- Professional League of Legends players from Excel Esports will be coaching EOB players
Over the past few weeks new gaming teams have been creating through an intensive course run by EOB Esports Academy through a series of workshops designed to help young people and unemployed people learn new skills, access new opportunities and find work. One of the world’s biggest esports games League of Legends is used to promote teamwork and communication skills and EOB also teach game design, 3D modeling, event planning and student experience virtual reality.
EOB have ran an Esports Academy in Watford since May 2017 and opened up a London academy in September 2017 with a further centre opened in Carshalton in September 2018 and now launching in Letchworth in September 2019.
Steven Godwin, creator of the Enemy of Boredom Esports Academy, said: ‘’We started our esports academy a few years ago and it has been great creating futures using video games and esports – we have been strengthened through our strong partnerships with the Prince’s Trust and now it’s fantastic to have Wanyoo Esports Centre opening their doors for the project. Excel Esports has also been helping EOB students by supporting our events and it’s a fantastic and fun opportunity to have pro-players coaching our EOB Esports teams. Please get in contact if you’re interested in becoming a friend of EOB’’.
Anna Crump, Programme Director said: “Princes Trust is glad to be able to be part of the Enemy of Boredom Esports Programme. We feel that this helps these young people to achieve their desire to be part of the future in gaming, design and development world”.
Alex Harris, Head of Marketing at Excel Esports “We’re really excited to be supporting EOB students and supporting the Prince’s Trust as they begin their journey into esports. At Excel we’ve always highly valued motivated individuals who are able to juggle their passion for esports, whilst also receiving a top-quality education. We hope the students have a fantastic time learning from our professional players and enjoy their goodie bags from the day!”.
Elenore Li, Marketing Department, Wanyoo Esports Studio UK, said “Wanyoo provide the esport venue for EOB Esports Academy and the Prince’s Trust to achieve their goals to help young people connect to their future in the esports space. Wanyoo is a Esports Studio where all kinds of players can enjoy themselves with top quality hardwares, friendly environment and play with different people”.