Keyano’s newly formed Esports team has found its first head coach.
Ben Bramly is coming over from Durham College in Oshawa, Ontario where he spent the past two years leading their team.
“I’m very excited to join Keyano and build one of the first school-supported Esports programs in Canada.”
Along with the new competitive team, Keyano will be offering a two-year diploma specializing in management in the video game industry.
It will consist of 10 courses aimed at team and league administration, coaching, marketing, sponsorship, and promotion.
The school will also be providing students with a state-of-the-art video gaming lab where they can learn and apply their skills.
The first semester is slated to start this fall.
“I’m looking forward to creating an amazing experience for students at the college, as well as a program that Keyano can be proud to have represent them in events and tournaments in Alberta and across North America,” added Bramly.
Keyano is one of just two colleges in Canada to offer this type of program.
Like Durham, there are a handful of other schools who do have a competitive Esports team.