The International Esports Federation (IESF) revealed some details for the upcoming World Esports Academia Competition. The second edition of the academic competition will see the first-place winner take home $3,000 and have the opportunity to present their esports academic research paper at the WE Academia Seminar later this year in Busan, South Korea. Second place will receive $1,500, and third place will collect $800. Additionally, the first, second, and third place finishers will receive a certificate from IESF President, Vlad Marinescu.
“We are so excited to bring back the WE Academia Competition following the success of last year’s contest,” said Marinescu. “We encourage all members of the World Esports Family to take this opportunity to help us share valuable academic research and support the proper development of gaming worldwide. We look forward to all the submissions and having the winner present their research at the WE Academia Seminar later this year.”
This year’s research topic will be “Health, Wellness, & Well-Being in Esports,” and how best to support esports athletes. The application submission period will be run from August 1st to the 14th and is open to people of all ages from all over the world.
The competition is sponsored by the Busan Metropolitan City and supported by the North American Scholastic Esports Federation.
(All information was provided by European Gaming Industry News)