Esports (Part Time)

Esports is taking the world by storm and offers a variety of careers depending on your skillset.

This course ranges from planning an eSports event, understanding how competitive gaming takes place and game design.

 

Part time award in Esports level 2

Units on this course include:

 1 - esports games, teams and tournaments

 2 - establishing an esports organisation

  • What are the entry requirements?

    System notes:

    A computer with the following specifications:

    • Tower/Unit (dedicated graphics ideally)
    • Monitor
    • Mouse
    • Keyboard
    • Controller - Optional
    • Headset
    • Mic
    • Camera - Optional (Streaming)
  • Other Information:

    PC Build Requirements - Each PC will be able to run all games at the lowest level

    Recommended settings are higher than the minimum because professionals and high-end esports players need a significantly higher frame rate to achieve peak performance, this will also help with the nature of this course. Peripherals are also not included, but any combo of keyboard/gaming mouse will be fine. Whilst the course could be run using the Low Spec components, using the mid-tier or upper-tier will give the students a better experience, especially with regard to recording, streaming and video editing. As such the low spec should only be used if there is no possibility of the faster machines.

     

    Complete build ideas These builds will run the games, perhaps not at 144hz or may have performance issues whilst recording, but would be on the lower end of what would be recommended to anyone actually playing these games on.

    PC Specs

    Low Spec

    • CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 1600 (14nm) 3.2 GHz 6-Core Processor or equivalent
    • RAM: 8 GB
    • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
    • VIDEO CARD: Gigabyte Radeon RX 570 4 GB Gaming 4G Video Card or equivalent
    • Storage: SanDisk SSD PLUS 480 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive or equivalent

    Mid Spec

    • CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor or equivalent
    • RAM: 8 GB
    • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
    • VIDEO CARD: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB OC Video Card or equivalent
    • Storage: Western Digital Blue 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive or equivalent

     

     

    Upper Mid Spec

    • CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor or equivalent
    • RAM: 16 GB
    • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
    • VIDEO CARD: PowerColor Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB Video Card or equivalent
    • Storage: PNY CS900 960 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive or equivalent

     

    Minimum requirements to run the games

    As per recommendations from the games publishers.

     

    Ideally, we would recommend that centres use PC's with specs higher than these to give students the best experience possible on throughout the course

    League of Legends

    League of Legends System Requirements (Minimum)

    • CPU: Info
    • CPU SPEED: 3 GHz processor (supporting SSE2 instruction set or higher)
    • RAM: 2 GB
    • OS: Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10 (Windows XP and Vista are no longer officially supported by Riot)
    • VIDEO CARD: Shader version 2.0 capable video card
    • PIXEL SHADER: 2.0
    • VERTEX SHADER: 2.0
    • FREE DISK SPACE: 8 GB

     

    League of Legends Recommended Requirements

    • CPU: Info
    • CPU SPEED: 3 GHz Dual-Core processor
    • RAM: 4 GB
    • OS: Windows 7, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10 with the latest service pack installed (Windows XP and Vista are no longer officially supported by Riot)
    • VIDEO CARD: Nvidia GeForce 8800/AMD Radeon HD 5670 or equivalent video card (Dedicated GPU with 512MB or higher Video Memory(VRAM))
    • PIXEL SHADER: 4.0
    • VERTEX SHADER: 4.0
    • FREE DISK SPACE: 12 GB
    • DEDICATED VIDEO RAM: 512 MB

     

    Rocket League

    Rocket League System Requirements (Minimum)

    • CPU: Info
    • CPU SPEED: 2.4 GHz Dual core
    • RAM: 2 GB
    • OS: Windows 7 or Newer
    • VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GTX 260 or ATI 4850
    • PIXEL SHADER: 4.0
    • VERTEX SHADER: 4.0
    • FREE DISK SPACE: 5 GB
    • DEDICATED VIDEO RAM: 512 MB

     

    Rocket League Recommended Requirements

    • CPU: Info
    • CPU SPEED: 2.5+ GHz Quad core
    • RAM: 4 GB
    • OS: Windows 7 or Newer
    • VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GTX 660 or better, ATI 7950 or better
    • PIXEL SHADER: 5.0
    • VERTEX SHADER: 5.0
    • FREE DISK SPACE: 5 GB
    • DEDICATED VIDEO RAM: 2048 MB

    Overwatch

    Overwatch System Requirements (Minimum)

    • CPU: Intel Core i3 or AMD Phenom X3 8650
    • CPU SPEED: Info
    • RAM: 4 GB
    • OS: Windows Vista/7/ 8/10 64-bit (latest Service Pack)
    • VIDEO CARD: Nvidia GeForce GTX 460, ATI Radeon HD 4850, or Intel HD Graphics 4400
    • PIXEL SHADER: 4.0
    • VERTEX SHADER: 4.0
    • FREE DISK SPACE: 30 GB
    • DEDICATED VIDEO RAM: 768 MB

     

    Overwatch Recommended Requirements

    • CPU: Intel Core i5 or AMD Phenom II X3, 2.8 GHz
    • CPU SPEED: Info
    • RAM: 6 GB
    • OS: Windows Vista/7/ 8/10 64-bit (latest Service Pack)
    • VIDEO CARD: Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 or ATI Radeon HD 7950
    • PIXEL SHADER: 5.0
    • VERTEX SHADER: 5.0
    • FREE DISK SPACE: 30 GB
    • DEDICATED VIDEO RAM: 2 GB

    Fortnite

    Fortnite System Requirements (Minimum)

    • CPU: Core i3 2.4 Ghz
    • CPU SPEED: Info
    • RAM: 4 GB
    • OS: Windows 7/8/10 64-bit
    • VIDEO CARD: Intel HD 4000
    • PIXEL SHADER: 3.0
    • VERTEX SHADER: 3.0

     

    Fortnite Recommended Requirements

    • CPU: Core i5 2.8 Ghz
    • CPU SPEED: Info
    • RAM: 8 GB
    • OS: Windows 7/8/10 64-bit
    • VIDEO CARD: Nvidia GTX 660 or AMD Radeon HD 7870 equivalent DX11 GPU
    • PIXEL SHADER: 5.0
    • VERTEX SHADER: 5.0
    • DEDICATED VIDEO RAM: 2048 MB

Deliveries

Start Date : 12th Jan 2021 End Date : June 2021 Fee : £811 for the course - funding may be available for learners below 19 to help with the course costs
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£811 for the course - funding may be available for learners below 19 to help with the course costs

Duration : 20 weeks
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