Campus Legends is SCOGA’s latest initiative to engage, educate and empower youths to excel through Esports.
Esports can have a profound and positive impact on our youths, especially when it comes to shaping identities, building communities and a sense of belonging, as well as inculcating values such as discipline, teamwork, resilience, and commitment to a community.
While SCOGA has helped many youths over the last 13 years to develop competencies that have allowed them to build viable careers in esports (whether as professional esports athletes or as esports or gaming industry professionals), there is an ever growing and unfed demand for opportunities – opportunities for our youths to showcase their talent, and opportunities for them to take the first step towards a productive and fruitful career.
Campus Legends was therefore created in 2019 as a developmental platform that provides student gamers opportunities to showcase their talents in a healthy competitive environment at a national level, as well as opportunities to discover and learn about various careers in and around Esports.
MORE THAN JUST A GAMING COMPETITION.
Campus Legends is much more than just a gaming competition.
As a unique development platform for student gamers, Campus Legends takes a holistic view of Esports development.
More than just an opportunity for aspiring students to fulfill their potential in competitive gaming, Campus Legends offers many varied opportunities for students to learn about various aspects of the Esports and gaming industries, and even receive practical opportunities to try their hand at what the professionals do.
Led by industry experts, our Campus Legends workshops and mentorship programmes have exposed numerous youths to various related fields such as shoutcasting, Esports events management, broadcast and production, and even sports science for Esports athletes.
Selected participants even had the opportunity to become shoutcasters at Campus Legends matches, including the grand finals at the Singapore Indoor Stadium, as part of our Campus Legends shoutcasting mentorship programme. Do check out the following articles on the programme and the lucky mentees:
Campus Legends’ commitment to Esports development doesn’t end here. From the moment the Campus Legends concept was created, it has collaborated with Institutes of Higher Learning (IHLs) to also provide students with opportunities to achieve their learning goals and to be career- and industry-ready.
Working closely with the lecturers of Republic Polytechnic’s Diploma of Sports and Management (DSPM) programme, Campus Legends has provided many of its graduating students with opportunities to play active roles in organising Campus Legends, including creating and executing various marketing and publicity initiatives, as well as supporting the organisation and management of the Campus Legends tournaments
WHAT TO EXPECT THIS SEASON?
Back for our second season in 2020, Campus Legends aims to continue empowering and encouraging our youths to achieve their personal and career ambitions through Esports.
However, with the impact of COVID-19 on everybody’s lives, this season’s Campus Legends is certainly not business as usual.
With the safety and wellbeing of all that’s involved in Campus Legends at the foremost of our minds, this year’s Campus Legends will be an online-only event, with a stronger focus on providing enjoyable esports competitions for our students, to keep them engaged and entertained during these extraordinary times.
This season’s Campus Legends will feature two of the most popular titles in Singapore – League of Legends and Mobile Legends with attractive prizes consisting of cash, scholarship, and flagship products from our Official Partners.
Not forgetting the many avid Esports fans in Singapore, this season’s Campus Legends will also feature enhanced match broadcast coverage, with live streamed matches with commentary scheduled for every competition weekend. There will also be various contests, attractive giveaways and irresistible promotions to encourage spectators to cheer on their schoolmates, friends, family members, and their new favourite teams, from the safety of their own homes.
After all, Esports is not just an engaging and exciting social activity, but also a medium to promote social distancing and safety measures during the pandemic. This is why this season’s Campus Legends is also in support of the World Health Organisation’s #PlayApartTogether initiative, as well as the Singapore Esports Association’s #SGPlaysTogether initiative, together with organisations such as the Global Esports Federation.