Video game enthusiasts attending Lone Star College-Houston North Fallbrook can now earn a certificate in eSports Management, according to a Jan. 30 LSC news release.

A closer look

LSC-Houston North Fallbrook launched an eSports Management track under its Business Administration Program's associate of applied science degree, according to the release. ESports represent a multibillion-dollar industry for competitive video gaming and organized events.

“Lone Star College-Houston North Fallbrook realized eSports is no longer a hobby,” said Jarvis Goodman, LSC-Houston North Fallbrook eSports assistant professor, in a statement. “It is one of the newest and fastest-growing career fields. Students will learn about the eSports field and the concepts it takes to seek a career on the business (marketing and management) side.”

According to the release, students in the program will learn about:
  • eSports event planning
  • Field regulation points
  • Event “products and wellness”
ESports Management students will also intern internally to further their education in the virtual entertainment industry, according to the release.

What else?

When the eSports classroom is not being utilized by classes, it is open to all campus students for recreational use, according to the release.

“The eSports Lounge has helped me to gain friends that I have wanted since high school, and improve my personal and educational goals. ... I am now more motivated to stay on campus after my classes to connect with students,” said David Contreras, a LSC-Houston North Fallbrook student, in a statement.

Esports management will also be offered as a dual credit option to Spring ISD students in the fall, as previously reported by Community Impact.