Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has teamed up with UK org LDN UTD to tackle youth unemployment.
The campaign involves a range of digital workshops for young people across the Boroughs of Hackney, Kingston, Lambeth and Lewisham.
These workshops will be hosted in partnership with Staffordshire University London, Salford University and the University of East London.
As well as receiving insights from special guests, including FaZe Tass, participants have the opportunity to develop their video editing, social media management and graphic design skills.
Additionally, LDN UTD are offering work experience for some participants to help them on their path to a career in the industry.
Sadiq Khan said: “The growth of esports over the past 12 months has been considerable. The industry is generating millions of pounds for our economy, as well as creating much needed jobs for our community, particularly here in London.”
Khan’s flagship community sports programme, Sport Unites, will fund LDN UTD’s campaign.
LDN UTD also announced their inaugural Inter-Borough Esports Championships.
The competition gives players the option to compete in a FIFA 21 or NBA 2K tournament from December 5th to 19th 2020. It will be hosted by Rambo, founding member of LDN UTD’s Social Impact Thinktank and lead FIFA content creator.
Oliver Weingarten, Founder and CEO of LDN UTD, added: “The broader perception of esports is often focused around the very best individuals or teams competing in global tournaments – but in reality, there are lots of other roles that play a vital part in creating this hyper-modern entertainment form and we’re hoping to shine a light on that over the coming months.”