North American esports organisation TSM has announced the launch of TSMU, its new collegiate programme.
According to the release, the initiative will provide ‘quality mentorship, guidance, support, and community for those looking to learn and engage with the global esports industry’.
The free programme will offer mentorships and internship opportunities not only to students but to everybody who’s interested in entering the industry.
“One of the most common questions I get asked is ‘How do you get into esports?” commented Allie Hahe, TSM Project Manager and Creator of TSMU.
“I remember when I first started getting into esports, I didn’t even know where to begin. And so we thought, why don’t we change that? Why don’t we make it easier for everyone who’s interested in the industry, to have a starting point where they can learn directly from industry professionals on how they got involved in esports and what other opportunities there are.”
Moreover, TSMU will host a variety of events such as career panels and Q&As with industry professionals, as well as casual tournaments and tournament watch parties. TSMU’s Discord server will serve as the main hub of the community.
“In this industry, there has historically been a lack of a clear path on how to get involved, so it can be challenging for those who are interested in this business to even get started. This is why we created TSMU. We want to lead the way in creating new opportunities in the space, as well as providing education and insight for those looking to learn how they can work in the space,” added Hahe.
Esports Insider says: It’s true that esports needs more entry points for those who are interested in a career path within this industry, that’s why it’s good to see big organisations such as TSM taking initiative into their hands and creating such spaces.