Garena Bootcamp is back for the second time running with the establishment of the Garena Student Alliance (GSA) platform and with increased coverages within campuses, and it will be happening this weekend on the 29th and 30th July. Members of the GSA who will represent their respective universities are to begin preparations for the upcoming GSA Championship, the grandest stage for local collegiate gaming, during the annual Garena Bootcamp gathering at G-Central in Sunway Nexis, Kota Damansara. This year's Garena Bootcamp will feature a record-high of 86 student leaders from 44 Malaysian campuses such as Taylor's University, Sunway University, KDU University College, and much more, to educate them on proper club management including tournament administration, partnership proposals, event marketing, and eSports as a whole. Furthermore, 20 Riot Student Ambassadors (RSA) are expected to be present for the event which will be focusing on four core topics which include Event Planning, Effective Event Marketing, Tournament Rules & Formats and Introduction to GSA Championship.
According to Yasmin Liyana from Garena’s Campus Outreach Team, the presence of GSA is as important as ever for the students as their clubs get ready for a collegiate tournament like no other in the region. “In the recent Malaysia Campus League (MYCL), the universities played for a slot to compete internationally. However, they’ll be playing for much more during the GSA Championships as the overall champions will walk away with a cash prize and partial scholarships for their future education. “Our primary objective is to educate the students through hands-on experience and hope the Malaysian campus scene becomes the pioneer region for Southeast Asia.” she added.
Established in April 2017, GSA was designed to empower passionate student gamers to build a thriving gaming community and healthy eSports scene on campus. For more info, visit http://gsa.garena.com.