High Level Esports Athlete

Fabien Devide

Sponsor of G.Academy

“Constructing an esports career requires a maximum amount of care. It is therefore indispensable to be able to offer students a pedagogical and physical framework in order to improve their daily performances and to allow them to bounce back, to pursue the practice of their passion in other professional areas. Team Vitality is proud to be the precursor in this domain and is excited to be associated with Gaming Academy, with which we share the same vision.

Fabien Devide is the president and co-founder of Team Vitality, along with Gotoga, Broken and Nicolas Maurer. Fabien is equally the Selector for the esport team of the Fédération Française de Football.

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AT THE END OF TWO YEARS OF INTENSIVE TRAINING, YOU WILL HAVE BEEN TRAINED TO REACH YOUR OBJECTIVE OF SIGNING WITH AN ESPORT TEAM AS A PROFESSIONAL ATHLETE. YOU WILL BENEFIT FROM A RIGOROUS FRAMEWORK AND FROM AN ACADEMIC EDUCATION TO ALLOW FOR A CAREER CHANGE.

Programme

You will learn all of the necessary competencies to be at once better performing within your game but also outside of your game: coaching on your esports game’s tactics and techniques, development of mental capacities useful for performance, active listening training, cooperative skills, strategy, emotion management, physical preparation and an academic background on the fundamentals of business, communication and streaming.

This intensive programme is built over two years with the possibility of joining G.Business School and obtaining the bachelor’s or master’s degree. Admission to these degrees is based on meeting the entry requirements to G.BS. Moving up to the next year is based on the grades and obtention of your various modules, US, UEI, UP and UE.

We have chosen a project-based teaching method. You will pass as much time on theory as on practice in order to transform your knowledge into skills.

Good to know: if you want to be trained uniquely in the business careers of video games. Gaming Business School proposes a bachelor’s degree in video game and esports management and a master’s degree in video games and esports management.

3 GAMES OPEN FOR STUDENTS OF THE 2019-2020 YEAR

HIGH QUALITY EQUIPMENT

You will have access to a variety of high-quality equipment at Gaming Campus : filming and editing material, a streaming room, an IT room, an esport arena, a gym and more. The equipment is provided by our partner OMEN by HP, and the chairs by our partner Maxnomic. Visit Gaming Campus in 360.

SPORTS COACH

Mathieu Charrat

Sports Coach

Mr Mathieu Charrat is a former professional sportsman, who now manages various leisure centres. He works with our esports athletes to help improve their physical performance.

MENTAL WELLBEING COACH

Frédérick Vergnas

Mental Wellbeing Coach

Mr Vergnas will accompany you in the preparation for your competitions and in the management of mental highs and lows. A hands-on coach, he has constructed his 15-year professional experience in the heart of companies such as Nestlé France and Vedior France (Randstad). At the same time, he created Center Coachs, in order to train and accompany those people undergoing career changes and transitional life phases. He also developed school coaching and mental preparation for athletes.

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    Coordinatrice G. Academy

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    Directrice Générale Gaming Campus

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Career

The professional esports athlete operates at a high level on their preferred gaming platform. Recruited into a structure (team) they participate in national and international competitions and is paid by their team.

More and more in video games there is a professional competitive aspect : CS GO / League of Legends / FIFA / Overwatch / Hearthstone / Fortnite / PUBG / Dota 2 / Clash Royale / Arena of Valor / Rainbow Six / Rocket League / Starcraft 2.

The number of esports athletes and their salaries are climbing, however, the competition is harsh, only those who are excellent, structured, demanding and able to integrate into a team are able to become professionals.

The professional esports career is short. This is why they often move into the video game sector, often as streamers. Gotaga is the best example, after a career as a professional Call of Duty player, he is now a streamer with one of the largest communities in France.

There are a dozen professional esport teams in France, the most well-known are Vitality / LDLC / OL esport / PSG esport / Millenium / Solary / Gentside / Gamers Origin.

HELP WITH THE SEARCH FOR INTERNSHIPS AND PROFESSIONALISING PROJECTS

Our Career Centre will help you via concrete intensive work sessions throughout your time at G.Academy : CV and cover letters / online identity creation / strategy with the search for an internship / replying to offers / interview preparation

PARTNER BUSINESSES

Our partner businesses will offer us exclusive internships throughout the year. You will have access to these offers before anyone else. They will come on to campus and present their business in their business masterclass.

ADMISSIONS

Access to the G.Academy is open to all students of over 18.

Acceptance to the High-Level Esport Athlete Certification is dependent on the capacities of the esports athlete (competition results).

These tests are based on an aptitude interview. Finally, the selection will be done by our partners : Team Vitality for the High Level Esport Athlete Certification

 

If you decide to continue your studies after the G.Academy certification you can apply to the G.BS Bachelor’s degree, though you must satisfy the admissions criteria for this school and therefore must have a technological or general baccalaureate. Failing this, you can obtain a G.BS certification.

 

 

Selection procedure

There are 4 steps to applying to G.Academy:

  • Send your dossier
  • Be selected
  • Show your enthusiasm in an interview
  • Be selected by our partners

 

The selection criteria are based not only on the quality of the admission form but also on the desire of the student to evolve in the video game sector. The company Way of Live is helping us to refine the criteria. Applications for the 2019/2020 year are open.

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FINANCING

To finance your studies, multiple options are available:

Tuition fees are 7900€ per year for undergraduates enrolling in the 2019-2020 school year. The payment can be made in 1 or 3 instalments. Instalments of 10 are possible upon demand. Stopping your studies for a serious reason (serious illness or disability, accident, the death of a close relative) will end the instalments.