On 23rd February 2017, APU launched Malaysia's first eSports academy, together with eSports Malaysia, the governing body of electronic sports in Malaysia. The launch was officiated by Deputy Higher Education Minister, Y.B. Datuk Dr. Mary Yap Kain Ching at APU's New Campus.
The APU eSports Malaysia Academy aims to serve as a platform for students to channel their passion for competitive gaming. We emphasise on building character in students, specifically by developing life skills such as perseverance, teaming and decision-making.
Learning Objectives & Outcomes
Develop essential skills required in competitive gaming of the subject matter:
Build understanding and strengthen game knowledge
Improve individual play styles
Train game senses and reflexes
Develop understanding of team dynamics, effective teamwork, sportsmanship and good play ethics
Develop a range of soft skills such as leadership, perseverance, critical thinking, decision-making, problem- solving, communication and others
Nationwide Coverage on Malaysia's FIRST eSports Academy
Malaysia’s first eSports academy established by APU and eSM - HardwareZone.com (24 February, 2017)