Title Bond University to unveil state-of-the-art competitive video game facility Degree of recognition National Media name/outlet The Daily Telegraph Media type Web Country/Territory Australia Date 23/07/19 Description A Gold Coast university wants some of its students to spend hours playing video games. But they have a very good reason. Bond University will this weekend unveil their new state-of-the-art competitive video game facility during its annual Open Day on Saturday.
Bond’s Director of eSports James Birt said the program is far from a bludge, and will instead be part of an experience similar to any other part of the elite sporting program.
“Initially it is about having the facility to enable the high-performance sporting aspect and the ability to train at an elite level,” Mr Brit said.
“The ultimate goal would be for this to be a hub for high school students to come in and train and be part of the Bond community, be able to use it as an experience and pipeline to show that exports and gaming is a pipeline into higher education.”
Producer/Author The Daily Telegraph Persons James Birt Title Bond Homes in on Armchair Sports Fan Degree of recognition Regional Media name/outlet Gold Coast Bulletin Media type Country/Territory Australia Date 23/07/19 Producer/Author Kirstin Payne Persons James Birt Title Bond University opens Esports Hub Degree of recognition Local Media name/outlet 7NEWS Gold Coast Media type Television Country/Territory Australia Date 23/07/19 Persons James Birt Title Bond University is buying into the global eSports phenomenon Degree of recognition Local Media name/outlet 9 News Gold Coast Media type Television Country/Territory Australia Date 23/07/19 Persons James Birt