Skills Certificate in Counter Strike: Global Offensive | Asia Pacific University (APU)

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Skills Certificate in Counter Strike: Global Offensive


16 weeks


Learning Objectives & Outcomes:

Develop essential skills required in competitive gaming of the subject matter and learning about the esports ecosystem:

  • Build, understand, strengthen game knowledge and introduce eSports ecosystem.
  • Improve individual play styles and acquiring the right skills to become pro gaming athlete.
  • Train and maintaining game senses, reflexes and strategies.
  • Develop understanding of team dynamics, effective teamwork, sportsmanship, positive play ethics and game winning conditions.
  • Develop a range of soft skills such as discipline, leadership, perseverance, critical thinking, decision-making, problem- solving, communication and others.

Requirements & Expectations:

  • The minimum age requirement for admission is 12 years old & above.
  • Parents’ approval is required for applicants who are below 18 years old.
  • Fulfils minimum Game Requirement in the courses applied.
  • Proficient in written and spoken English
  • Passionate in professional games
  • Self-driven and independent
  • Willing to learn
  • Willing to work in a group
  • Willing to receive constructive feedback & criticism
  • Able to practice regularly
  • Keen to participate in eSports tournaments

Game Requirements:

Counter Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO)BeginnerIntermediateAdvanced
  • Distinguished Master Guardian and below
  • Legendary Eagle Master or Legendary Eagle
  • Has previous tournaments experience
  • Able to analyse replay
  • Able to join tournaments


  • Completed Beginner Level
  • Global Elite or Supreme Master First Class
  • Has previous tournaments experience
  • Able to analyse replay
  • Able to join tournaments


  • Completed Intermediate Level

Course Structure & Duration:

16 weeks – 64 hours class (Classes are held on every Saturday, except for Public Holidays). The semester consists of:

Game Time (Lessons)

6 weeks

Panic Room (Continuous Assessments through Activities, no Examinations)

6 weeks

2 to 4 Mystery Mayhem sessions (Out-of-Class Activities / Talks / Workshops / Seminars by Prominent Industry Players)

eSports Career Advising and Pathway Guidance

Level Advancement:

Thaneesh Ganesan A.K.A Nash
Manager, APU eSports Malaysia Academy

Expertise: Education Management, Coaches Trainer, Mental Coach, Counsellor, Esports Team Management & Strategic Planning, Retired DOTA 2 Coach (Strategy and Game play).

Thaneesh Ganesan A.K.A Nash or Invasion-Nash is a pioneer veteran DOTA / DOTA 2 player, Caster and Coach in Malaysia. He is the founde, coach, acting manager and captain of the team Invasion Red which developed to become Invasion E-Sports which went on to qualify to The Internationals for DOTA 2. Throughout his career Nash has worked with many well-known DOTA 2 players such as Chuan, Mushi, Ohaiyo, KyXy Adam, Winter and many others.  He has collected numerous local and SEA titles during his time as a Professional Esports Athlete. Soon after he graduated with his Marketing Degree Nash retired as a professional gamer to pursue his career.

In 2017 Nash re-established his career in esports as an Adjunct Lecturer/coach with APU eSports Malaysia Academy. He acted as coach, advisor and mentor to several DOTA/DOTA 2 players, teams and organisation behind the scene such as Team UDMN, Team 5IVE and Team DOTAHERO. Nash has more than 12 years’ experience in esports.

As a Marketing major Nash has an excellent career run in Education Management as the Programs Manager for  the whole Malaysia operations for an American University here in Malaysia working with renown local private universities like SEGI, HELP and currently with APU.

Our Coaches:

Master Gavin “GAVINL” Lam Wai Loong

Gavin Lam is a former competitive CS 1.6 player and a renown FPS game veteran in Malaysia. He has acquired multiple national championship titles including WCG, IeSF, CGS and many others during his prime. Gavin’s past CS:GO teams include eDTS, FMJ, KL Taufan, Karnal and Team Lz. He has been in the Esports scene for more than 15 years now. He has also travelled around the world to witness the growth of esports and currently he is consulting one of the top esports retailer.

Master Nor Aidil “MYeyedeal” Bin Nor Azham

A former competitive CS 1.6 and CS:GO player in Malaysia. MYeyedeal’s past professional CS:GO teams are MVP Karnal and Orange eSports. He has shifted his focus more to coaching now but still plays competitive to keep himself fit. Aidil has numerous national championships under his belt and he wishes to produce new talents that will once again be crowned the national champions.

Course Registration & Completion Pathways:

Course Fees:

FeesPublicSecondary School Students

One-Time Enrolment Fee

(Payable upon enrolment)

Beginner Level Course FeeRM1,200
Intermediate Level Course FeeRM1,380
Advanced Level Course FeeRM1,500

*Note: Fees above are exclusive of deposits and miscellaneous fees.

For more information/course enquiries, you can submit the completed Enquiry Form HERE or e-mail to