APRU MetaGame conference focused on education, talent and the future of esports
HONG KONG SAR – Media OutReach – December 12, 2021 – The second morning of the annual Digital Entertainment Leadership Forum (DELF) focused on education, talent and the future of esports. At the APRU MetaGame conference, educators and industry experts from the APAC region gathered to discuss Hong Kong’s role as an emerging leader in esports. They also shared ideas on how APAC universities can come together to develop career paths for esports students.
The focus was then on “e-sports, games and skills of the future” and “social welfare gamification” by two panels. Students participating in the APRU Esports Paper Competition, which Cyberport and APRU – Association of Pacific Rim Universities co-hosted to promote innovative research, presented their brilliant ideas on business models of esport, esport for social good, and health and wellness in esports. The results were announced at the conference where two of the winners were from the University of British Columbia and one from the National University of Singapore.
Sherman S Cheng, Acting Secretary General and Chief Financial Officer of APRUsaid “Cyberport has supported the APRU Esports Followship program by providing students with information and access to the Esports industry through workshops, internship opportunities and entrepreneurship opportunities. APRU established its new International University Center, IUC, in Cyberport last February with a grand opening ceremony last month. Along with our members in Hong Kong, IUC offers all APRU members the opportunity to work with around 800 startups and tech companies here at Cyberport. APRU brings our international network to Cyberport, the digital technology hub in Hong Kong, through which we aim to take our collaborations to the next level to empower innovative talent and move the industry forward. “
Peter Yan, CEO of Cyberport, said: “Talent culture is one of Cyberport’s three strategic pillars. Our partnership with APRU has allowed us to explore ways to train the leaders of tomorrow through the prism of esports and the expansive value chain within this growing industry. With the 2nd APRU Metagame Conference as part of the DELF flagship event, the recent creation of the APRU International University Center in Cyberport and several ongoing collaborations, we look forward to further coupling the international network of APRU universities. with Cyberport’s thriving digital entertainment community to help young talent hone their skills and embark on an exciting career in esports. “
Since December 2020, Cyberport and APRU have launched a number of new collaborative initiatives to leverage their respective international platforms and networks to promote the development of the esports industry and its talents. These initiatives include the inaugural Esports MetaGame conference, the first APRU Esports scholarship program, and the first APRU Global Tournament, to enable students to form close connections across the esports industry – publishers, league tournaments. and its technological advancements – for greater opportunities to develop their esports skills and career.
For more details on the event and the full list of speakers, please visit the DELF2021 website: http://delf.cyberport.hk/
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Photo 1: One of the flagship events of the big annual “Digital Entertainment Leadership Forum” – the APRU Esports MetaGame 2021 conference was held this morning. Sherman S Cheng, Acting Secretary General and CFO of APRU, said, “Cyberport has supported the APRU Esports Tracker program by providing students with information and access to the esports industry through ‘workshops, internship opportunities and entrepreneurship opportunities. “
Photo 2: Peter Yan, CEO of Cyberport, said: “Cultivating talent is one of Cyberport’s three strategic pillars. Our partnership with APRU has allowed us to explore ways to train the leaders of tomorrow through the prism of esport and the expansive value chain. within this growing industry.
Photo 3: APRU Metagame Conference, as part of the DELF flagship event, focusing on education, talent and the future of esports.
Photo 4: Eric Chan, Head of Public Engagement at Cyberport, and Mr. Timothy Shen, Founder and Investor, Yesports Media Limited, shared their views on the industry on stage.
Cyberport is an innovative digital community with around 800 start-ups and tech companies on site. It is managed by Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited, which is 100% owned by the government of Hong Kong SAR. With the vision to be the hub of digital technology, thus creating a new economic engine for Hong Kong, Cyberport is committed to nurturing a vibrant technological ecosystem by cultivating talent, promoting entrepreneurship among young people, supporting start-ups in their growth journey, by encouraging industry development by promoting strategic collaboration with local and international partners and by integrating new and traditional economies by accelerating digital transformation in the public and private sectors.
For more information, please visit www.cyberport.hk
As a network of 61 leading universities connecting the Americas, Asia and Australasia, the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) brings together thought leaders, researchers and policy makers to exchange ideas and collaborate on effective solutions to the challenges of the 21st century. . We leverage the collective educational and research capacities of our members in the international public policy process. In the post-pandemic era, our strategic priorities focus on providing a neutral platform for high-level policy dialogue, taking action on climate change and supporting diversity, inclusion and minorities. APRU’s main activities support these strategic priorities with a focus on key areas such as disaster risk reduction, women in leadership, indigenous knowledge, virtual student exchanges, e-sports, aging populations, global health, sustainable cities, artificial intelligence, waste management and more.
For more information, please visit www.apru.org
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