NU Laguna and MOONTON Partner Together for Philippine Esports

NU Laguna and MOONTON Partner Together for Philippine Esports

More doors are opening for students who want to enter the world of esports.

MOONTON Games and NU Laguna are officially partnering up to bring esports and gaming programs to students. This first-of-its-kind partnership will establish a framework of cooperation and collaboration that will pave the way for future esports professionals.

Held in NU Laguna’s Inspire Academy Lounge on April 11, the MOU signing formalized the collaboration between school and publisher. The two organizations promise to mount community events that will spearhead curriculum development. Both will also provide mutual access to relative information for the purpose of university endeavors such as immersion, internships, and researcher-student opportunities, among others. 

The MOU was penned by MOONTON Games Community Manager Ken Ryan Lee, and NU Laguna Vice President and Assistant Director for Academe – Industry Linkage Dr. Narro R. Navarro. 

“We are grateful to NU Laguna for this momentous partnership,” says Theon Hsu, MOONTON Cares Director. “This will create a pathway for cooperation to reach new heights of academic and research excellence. This collaboration sets forth our intention to help hone our students and bridge the gap between the industry and academe. We are thrilled for NU Laguna scholars and faculty members to be part of the efforts to further push esports and gaming education in the Philippines.”  

NU Laguna and MOONTON Partner Together for Philippine Esports
The NU Laguna student body and MOONTON Games crew share a photo. (Photo by NU Laguna)

Also present during the ceremonial signing were NU Laguna Managing Director Benjamin F. Uichico, Senior Academic Director Dr. Josefina G. San Miguel, and Senior Director for Administration Jose Ricardo SA. Ocampo.

One Step Closer to Proper Esports Education

“NU Laguna’s core is sports, wellness, and sustainability. Esports has been part of the university’s DNA and has been dubbed as a great equalizer in the sports community,” Dr. says Navarro. “NU Laguna’s collaboration with MOONTON Games will pave the way for great opportunities and strategic advancement for the students and the university. We are thrilled about the projects and other opportunities this collaboration will bring. NU Laguna and MOONTON Games will work together in bringing esports [to] the forefront.” 

Among the first few programs that will launch in May 2024 will be the esports and gaming journalism workshops. In partnership with esteemed Philippine esports and gaming journalists, the workshops will include insights on Media Ethics, Basic Sportswriting, Mobile Journalism, Making Sense of Journalism in Today’s TikTok Age, and Pros and Cons of using AI tools in Journalism. 

Educational workshops and partnerships are part of the corporate social responsibility programs of MOONTON Cares. This is the philanthropic arm of the company that promotes positive societal, humanitarian, and environmental change to build a more sustainable future for the next generation. 

Banner photo by MOONTON Games.

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