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University’s Esports & Gaming Program Announces Academic Partnership with Twitch
An affiliation with the leading service and community for multiplayer entertainment will feature a jointly developed class on live streaming and streaming economics and mentorship opportunities for University of New Haven students.
July 20, 2020
The University of New Haven has announced an academic partnership with Twitch. The affiliation will support the University’s pioneering programs in esports that are officially launching in the fall.
“Our Esports and Gaming and Esports Management students will have the chance to learn from and build relationships with the executives of one of the most successful companies in the gaming industry,” said Brian Kench, Dean of the University of New Haven’s Pompea College of Business. “The interactions will provide unmatched learning experiences and incredible networking opportunities.”
Both partnerships were spearheaded by Jason Chung, BCL, LLB, Assistant Professor of Sport Management and Executive Director of the University’s esports program. He is a lawyer who specializes in building programs focused on succeeding in the business of esports.
"The partnerships that we have forged will enable us to provide unmatched learning opportunities that will prepare our students to excel."Assistant Prof. Jason Chung
“I am excited to be able to provide our students an inside look at what makes Twitch an industry leader,” said Chung. “The streaming side of esports and gaming provides a wide variety of career paths. Thanks to our association with Twitch, our students will be well-prepared to pursue these opportunities.”
One highlight of the partnership will be a jointly developed and delivered class titled “Introduction to Live Streaming and Streamer Economics.” Students will have a unique opportunity to learn firsthand about the recent growth of Twitch.
“Our mission is to be at the forefront of preparing students to be leaders in the business side of the esports industry,” explained Chung. “The partnerships that we have forged will enable us to provide unmatched learning opportunities that will prepare our students to excel.”