Super Evil Megacorp, the developers of the world’s leading mobile esport Vainglory, has announced a partnership with Singapore Cybersports & Online Gaming Association (SCOGA) to bring leadership training, through Vainglory, to thousands of youths in the country. The program is slated to begin on December 2017 during the school holidays, with the support of local schools, aims to provide leadership training for up to 2,000 youths over three years.

“We have seen many of our young players learn important life skills by being a part of the Vainglory community, and this partnership makes that a focus,” said Kristian Segerstrale, CEO of Super Evil Megacorp. “Singapore is the country where Vainglory first launched, so we’re happy to take our connection with the country and its youth even further with SCOGA’s Esports Academy.”

Supported by the Inter-Ministry Cyber Wellness Steering Committee (ICSC), SCOGA selected Vainglory for its established competitive scene in South East Asia which, as a region, has the fastest growing esports audience in the world. Vainglory will be used as a tool to nurture leaders in the esports industry who can bring about positive influences to their peers.
“We chose to partner with Super Evil Megacorp because we saw huge potential in the Vainglory community in Singapore,” said Kelvin Tan, President of SCOGA. “By adopting a learn-by-playing approach, our goal is to impart life-skills to the youth that can be applied in their future careers, should that be in esports or otherwise. The use of popular games among youth like Vainglory allows us to engage them in a way they better understand.”

With the support of the National Youth Council, SCOGA’s Esports Academy has already seen more than 500 sign-ups in 2017. This partnership will further develop Singapore’s esports ecosystem including developing esports athletes and shoutcasters.

It is awesome to see young Singaporean gamers already making ripples in the region, such as our very own Vaingloryteam which recently won the regional qualifiers in Jakarta, trained by Singaporean esports academy mentors under the Singapore Cybersports & Online Gaming Association (SCOGA). Supported by the National Youth Council, SCOGA will help host the world championship right here in Singapore at the year end! Be there to support our gaming athletes “Quatervois” (Amos Shun, 17), “deftQ” (Tan Jing Yu, 17) and “Bluexidy” (Ng Jun Xian, 18) as they fly our Singapore flag high!” said Mr. David Chua, CEO of National Youth Council.

The partnership comes hand-in-hand with the Vainglory 2017 World Championship at Singapore’s Kallang Theatre from December 14-17. The event will determine the best Vainglory team in the world as well as unveil Vainglory’s 5v5 mode to a global audience of millions, who tune in to the competition’s streams and VODs. Tickets are free of charge and are available at http://vaingloryworlds2017.peatix.com/.

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