New Gaming Epprenticeship program opens doors for the next generation of esports talent
Exciting news for up-and-coming esports talent with the launch of the Lenovo Legion Gaming Epprenticeship - an opportunity for one lucky gamer to be equipped with the equipment and professional advice to develop their skill set and go pro in the esports industry.
TechAU have said that new research 69% of 16 to 45 year old Aussies have spent time gaming during the COVID-19 lockdown, clocking up an average of 10.5 hours of gaming each week. 60% of those gamers would consider it being their career one day, but as we already knew - there’s a lack of information available about how to create themselves a career pathway in the industry.
That’s where PGG is coming in for West Australians, creating real career pathways for the esports and gaming industry. From gaming to casting and many diverse roles in between, we’re committed to help you develop skills and get on the right path to make those dreams a reality!
Our very own General Manager, Pete Curulli, will be teaming up with the likes of Stephanie “Hex” Bendixsen and a variety of representatives from the University of Queensland Union Esports to provide their professional advice to the lucky applicant.
“It's so exciting to be joining this initiative. To see a well regarded brand like Lenovo Legion investing deeply into ANZ grassroots is so encouraging for the local scene. It ensures the longevity of the industry and aligns perfectly with the values that Pentanet.GG stands for in supporting the next generation of esports talent.”
“Knowledge and experience are valuable attributes that can unfortunately be out of reach for a lot of youth, so to be able to bring what we've learnt through our failures and successes in creating PGG’s teams and apply them to the Lenovo Legion Gaming Epprenticeship and the lucky recipient of this educational opportunity is really important to us for the future of esports.” - Pete Curulli, General Manager of Pentanet.GG, on Lenovo’s Legion Gaming Epprenticeship.
Alongside the advice up for grabs, the successful applicant will be paid $5,000 AUD and receive the latest Legion equipment to help develop their competitive gaming and streaming skills.
Stephen Cornish, Founder and Managing Director of Pentanet, said seeing brands like Lenovo supporting grassroots players is a strong sign for the future of the industry.
“Since the inception of PGG, we have kept our eyes locked on our goal of creating pathways for players to go pro in Western Australia - including the launch of PGG RISE, our League of Legends academy program.”
“It’s encouraging to see brands like Lenovo keeping grassroots and player development in mind by creating opportunities like the Legion Gaming Epprenticeship. I’m excited to see them hit the ground running and look forward to staying connected with their progress. I’ll be keeping a close eye on the talent in this program!” - Stephen Cornish, Founder and Managing Director of Pentanet
Opportunities like this are rare in the Australasian esports industry, and seeing Lenovo’s commitment to player development is breath of fresh air for us here at Pentanet.GG. We’re excited to see others hit the ground running in line with our vision - creating real pathways for the next generation of esports, gaming and tech talent in Western Australia.
How To Apply
If you think you have what it takes, get onto it now! Submit your application via LegionEpprentice.com.au. Don’t forget to follow the Pentanet.GG socials for more information direct from Pete too!
Keen to find out more about our PGG.RISE development league? Register for updates from our team page here.