Like in traditional sports, there is a lot more to esports than the games themselves. In addition to the players, there are numerous sponsors, event organizers and technology, television and other (live) stream companies who want to get their share. VUB’s expert class in e-sports management focuses primarily on the commercial and economic aspects of this fascinating branch of the sports industry.
The PXL postgraduate also focuses on the business side, but the curriculum also includes gaming & digital media and e-sports technology. “We aim for a strong combination of study and sports. Our e-sporters also receive guidance within their studies and their results are monitored," Francis Vos, department head at PXL-Digital explains.