Multinational Information Technology Company, HP and the Lagos Esports Forum (LESF), a wholly private full service Esports organization have teamed up in order to provide access to Esports education contents to stakeholders in Nigeria and Sub-Sahara Africa.
This collaboration which is billed to run under the HP Gaming Garage project will give Esports stakeholders – Game Developers, Gamers, Streamers and others access to various workshops on game skills and soft skills, opportunity to interact with industry experts on various aspects of the ever evolving global Esports ecosystem as well as internship/mentorship opportunities.
HP and the LESF will also create a community in which educators and students can jointly discuss Esports educational content, challenges and proffer practical solutions to them using their game development skills via periodic hackathons.
The Lagos Esports Forum (LESF) was founded in May 2020 and in the last one year through its Education programme “The Esports Conversation” has informally enlightened participants across Sub-Sahara Africa on the value chain of the Esports ecosystem.
According to Founder/CEO of the Lagos Esports Forum, Sayo Owolabi, the partnership with HP will afford the LESF a more formal Education platform to further impact the African Esports ecosystem and boost career opportunities for the Youth population which is about 60% of the continent.
The HP Gaming Garage was create by HP to encourage and promote university and other school students skills needed to build a path in the gaming and esports sector.
This initiative comes as part of HP’s commitment to create better learning ecosystems for 100 million people by 2025.