May 2, 2022
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EOB academy is the UK’s first Esports Academy and Video Games Centre. EOB, which stands for Enemy of Boredem, offers gaming college courses online or at one of it’s two venues. The two venues are in Carshalton and Letchworth. If you love to play video games and esports and want to learn more then this place is great for you. EOB gives young people access to learn about video game creation and esports from tutors online or in person. EOB also offer English and Maths alongside a full-time course if you haven’t passed them. They have many life skills and enrichment classes to help confidence building.

What courses do they offer?

They offer a Game Design and Creative Media, level 1, 2 and 3 courses. Depending on your grades from secondary school, will see what level you can start on. This course is ideal for passionate video gamers who want to learn the skills that enable them to develop their own video game. At EOB Academy you can create your own video gaming teams and take part in competitions, develop your own video gaming brand and meet pro-players. To join this course you have to be between the ages of 16-18 or 24 with EHCP (Education, Health and Care Plan).

The course teaches you how to use video game design software, 3D modelling software, coding, and story development for computer games. These skills will help you build your own game. The game design topics are; Plan and produce to a design brief, understanding the games industry, 2D game design, 2D game production, sound production for computer games, 3D modelling for computer games, and story development for computer games. This course is available at Letchworth. The launch date is September 2022 when the new academic year begins. To apply for the course you have to be between the ages of 16-18 or 24 with EHCP.

The other course Is the online course. This is a short 5-day course, Monday to Friday between 10am-2pm. It’s called Game Design with Gamefroot. This can be done at your home or school. There can be up to eight students per tutor. Log onto discord at 10am and meet your peers and EOB Academy tutor. The EOB tutor will work with you to create your own video game. This course is for beginners. To take part in this course you have to be between the ages of 8-25.

What is the purpose of EOB Academy?

The purpose of EOB Academy is to allow students to follow their passion in gaming. It opens up opportunities in the gaming industry that no other colleges offer. Also it’s a place for young people to come and feel comfortable whole learning together and from each other, using video gaming and esports to build futures. Individuals can also explore their passions with the support of trainers and industry professionals.

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