The International Esports Federation (IESF) and the North America Scholastic Esports Federation (NASEF), with support from Busan Metropolitan City, announced the launch of over 3,000 free online esports courses for IESF’s 128 Member Federations and esports enthusiasts to streamline organizational structure and educate and empower the World Esports Family.
The Basics for Esports courses are available for free on “NASEF x Skillshot Academy” for aspiring and established esports coaches, educators and enthusiasts. IESF aims to use these courses to educate, mentor and guide the World Esports Family to achieve a united ecosystem for the proper development of sustainable gaming worldwide.
The courses will cover everything needed to build and grow a successful esports program, starting with Esports 101 and including modules on coaching, starting and managing a successful esports team, establishing a culture of good sportsmanship, planning a live esports competition, maximizing the potential of esports athletes. The courses conclude with levelling up an esports organization and capabilities as a coach.
IESF Secretary General Boban Totovski said: “IESF is providing accessible resources that will further strengthen and develop the esports ecosystem to all of our Member Federations and the World Esports Family. We are so excited to launch this project with the North America Scholastic Esports Federation and we look forward to a series of opportunities to educate and empower our members by collaborating with NASEF to host workshops at the upcoming World Esports Championships Finals in Bali this December.”
NASEF Executive Director and IESF Board Member Gerald Solomon said: “NASEF is honored and humbled to be partnering with the world’s leading esports organization, IESF, ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to learn and grow and thrive through the lens of esports. Together we will make that a reality.”
As part of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the two organizations, NASEF currently oversees all of IESF’s education programs, including the Education Commission. The next initiative will be a series of workshops at the World Esports Championships Finals in Bali, Indonesia from December 1 to 12. Players, coaches, delegates, referees and managers will all be invited to attend.