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Registration is open for the first video games academy

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BUENOS AIRES, July 15, 2021 - The government of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires once again surprises with an event that prioritizes education, training and competition in electronic sports and the development of video games.

 

Videogames Academy is an innovative, dynamic and virtual initiative organized by the Ministry of Economic Development and Production through the General Directorate of Youth Policies of the City that aims to introduce young people to the industry and encourage them to be the future protagonists of the gaming world.

 

Videogames Academy will take place during July and August, and until July 22, 2021 people between 14 and 30 years old can register in this link to be able to participate. This project is planned based on three main verticals: entertainment, training and good habits.

 

First pillar: that of entertainment, is characterized by the fact that participants can compete and learn about FREE-FIRE, FORNITE, and LEAGUE OF LEGENDS games. The competitive categories are diverse and include more than four thousand participants.

 

Second pillar: related to training, will be delivered through talks in digital format related to the introduction to the industry, job opportunities in the gaming world, communication and streaming, and video game marketing. There will also be a space to learn about video game development and design. The closing of this stage will be through an interview with a professional ESPORT player.

 

Third and last pillar: good habits, focuses on interviews with professionals on Esports and family, sedentary lifestyle and obesity, toxicity and anxiety, sleep management, ergonomics and exercises, and player psychology.

 

The City’s Government has the support of leading organizations in the electronic sports and video games industry. On the one hand, the Association of Electronic Sports and Videogames of Argentina (DEVA) will be in charge of managing the training on the ESPORT industry and good practices, as well as organizing the competitions.

 

On the other hand, the software development company Globant will be in charge of the video game design and programming training together with the Inter-American Open University. In turn, it will have the support of the Da Vinci school.

 

This project aims to set a precedent and its organization shows how Argentina is on the way to professionalize electronic sports. The participation of graduates in psychology, in communication, and the intervention of civil organizations such as DEVA demonstrates the seriousness with which this project is carried out by the Government of the City of Buenos Aires.

 

The Association of Electronic Sports and Videogames of Argentina (DEVA) is a civil society organization dedicated to promoting and working towards the professionalization of Electronic Sports from a sports, educational and social or entertainment framework. DEVA is the great engine that promotes and develops electronic sports in the country, works based on the union as its main value and is dedicated to the professional development of electronic sports throughout the Argentine territory, promoting the knowledge of the benefits of practicing videogames.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

VALENTINA SARSUR
GOB. CITY OF BS. AS.
+54 9 11 2649-9466

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LIC. MARIANO RANDAZZO
AGTE. DEVA PRESS
+54 9 11 60933487  
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The Venezuelan Olympic Committee (COV) celebrated the foundation of the Olympic Movement and eSports in that country on June 23, with historical support and recognition.

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CARACAS, Venezuela, June 29, 2021.- After various protocol acts, the president of the Venezuelan Olympic Committee –COV- Eduardo Álvarez Camacho, inaugurated an initiative to provide support and recognition to the federative sports movement of his country, an event that was held at La Casa Venezuela, a spacious facility in the Caracas city, which was refurbished to become the home of national sports federations that have no headquarters.

Through a formal consignment act, Professor Álvarez handed over the keys to the first offices to various federative leaders, including Emgelbert Farfán, president of the Venezuelan Electronic Sports Federation (FVDE).

Farfán, aware of the symbolic value of this recognition said: “On behalf of all the cyber athletes of our country, the FVDE board and all of our team, we want to express our deep gratitude to the entire COV family, especially to Professor Eduardo Alvares and Dr. Elida Parraga for all the support for the development and growth of the eSports in our country. Their vision and trust commit us to continue working and giving the best of ourselves as a platform for the projection of human resources at a national, regional, and international level, from this new space. We hope together with all federative colleagues to take on new challenges and leave the name of Venezuela high. Thank you!!”

Emgelbert Farfán has a degree in Social Communication, he has dedicated his entire professional life to the development of the video games and digital entertainment industry in his country. With more than 17 years of experience, he continues to bet on the growth of this sector despite the hostile conditions for his union. Among his career and achievements, the following stand out: being a Founding Member and Executive Director of the largest call event about games in his country, GAMEXPO; be an activist in defense of the rights of independent developers, users and wholesalers, as president of the Foundation for Information and Protection of Video Game Users Filantropía, which since 2009 has been fighting a vindication battle against the infamous instrument of censorship of the Law for the Prohibition of Video Games and War Toys, its consequences have led to a devastating drain of talent and human resources in the sector. Currently the foundation has made progress with the new permanent Commission of science, technology, education and health of the National Assembly in Venezuela.

In 2017, he presented the project proposal toc create the Venezuelan Electronic Sports Federation before the board of directors of the COV, so thanks to the vision of Professor Eduardo Álvarez, he began the arduous work of complying with all the requirements until becoming an organization affiliated to the COV, at the same time he carried out the procedures before the National Sports Institute (IND) where, thanks to its constancy, the category of “Electronic Sports” has been opened in the national sports registry, which cemented the way for the formalization of the discipline at the highest levels in Venezuela.

From the presidency of the FVDE, he has made an invaluable contribution to the eSport movement in his country against all odds, by obtaining international recognition and certifications as a full member of the International Esport Federation (IESF), the World Esports Consortium (WESCO), the Pan American Esports Confederation (PAMESCO), which, in recognition of his career, appointed him as a member of the Board of Directors, where he hopes to continue supporting the continental movement.

To conclude, we asked Farfán for a message for the regional movement and its perspectives for the future, “We are going through the golden age of the flourishing and progressive consolidation of the eSports ecosystem, I am happy to assume the historical call together with a group of extraordinary leaders in the region, where from PAMESCO with its more than 18 member nations, we will have the enormous responsibility of projecting the region and highlighting the best of each organized movement and high performance in Latin America and the Caribbean, to position ourselves as referents in the most prestigious international stages.


PAMESCO and AIPS AMERICA will work together for the integral communication of esports in our continent

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By: Gustavo Rodríguez - PAMESCO VP Communications

Translated by: Constanza Mora Pedraza - AIPS Member

 

CALI, Colombia, June 14, 2021. -The Pan American Confederation of Electronic Sports, PAMESCO, the America’s representative with 18 countries members, announces the work agreement with the International Sports Press Association, AIPS America, for the publishing of information on a continental level.

AIPS AMERICA is the association that gathers the National Associations of Sports Journalists in the American Continent, its aim is to publish the sports information generated by the athletes and entities of the member countries, to give greater exposure at the international level.

Given the growth of Esports worldwide, PAMESCO and AIPS AMERICA seek to stay at the forefront of the communication to users, fans and the industry per se and with this agreement, strengthen the institutional framework, the promotion and the Electronic Sports events among its 18 federated members, working with serious, timely and professional information.

In addition to this, it seeks that the information flows directly in every communication media of each affiliated country, for the spreading of official content of the Confederation that governs and organizes Electronic Sports in America.


CaliSports and FEDECOLDE, an example of social inclusion

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The Cali Sports Fest is the major sports event in Cali, Colombia. Up to 80 categories of sports and activities took place at many different places, and FEDECOLDE - the Colombian Esports Federation had a place there representing the Esports.