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Effective Communication in Esports

A required course in the Esports Management Specialized Studies Program.

Course closed to new registrations: Call ( 949 ) 824-5414 for more information or sign up below to be notified when this course becomes available.×

Course Description

Effective communication is essential in every industry. It is particularly important in esports because practitioners and decisions makers are often at different levels of knowledge and sophistication in this relatively new industry. According to our research, one of the most highly desired skillsets that esports industry leaders want from an esports professional is to have effective communication skills. In this class, you will learn how to present effectively to decision makers so that you can make the next big esports move for your organization or yourself. This is hands-on course practice and hone all major types of communications: emails, written proposals, and presentations. Learn how to apply effective communication strategies and presentation tactics to specific esports scenarios.

This online course may include live webinars using an online meeting software called Zoom. The dates of these webinars would be determined during the first week of class. All webinars will be recorded and posted on the course website for those who cannot participate in the live sessions. You may access your online course by 12pm (noon) Pacific Standard Time on the start date through your UCI DCE web account at Select “My Account,” then “My Courses” from the menu on the left, and lastly “Access Canvas” to access your online course. Instruction begins promptly on the start date. If you enrolled on or after the start date, you may access your online course one hour from the time of your enrollment. If you have any problems, please contact UCI DCE Student Services at 949-824-5414 or

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  • Details
  • $630
  • August 02, 2021 to September 12, 2021
  • Delivery Mode: Online
  • Reg#: 00237
  • ID/Units: HUMAN X420.12  (3.00)
    ( Section 1 )
  • Quarter: SUMMER 2021


Jimmy Baratta, J.D. is an esports entrepreneur. Through his consultancy group, FT Empire, Jimmy has worked with some of the biggest names in gaming and entertainment. Jimmy is a strategic advisor and shareholder for XSET. He serves on the advisory board for Reuters syndicated news outlet The Esportz Network. He also consults for Fallen Media and A.I. software developer Wizard Labs. Additionally, alongside seed investors from FaZe Clan, Jimmy founded a nonprofit esports league: The North American Collegiate League. His past projects have included: FaZe Clan, Razer, GameStop, Chief Keef, YBN Nahmir, and more. Prior to working in gaming, Jimmy was a practicing attorney for over 7 years.

Textbook Information

Textbooks for your course may be purchased from any vendor or bookseller of your choice.

No textbook information is available for this course.

Meeting Schedule

EventDateDayStart TimeEnd TimeLocationRoom
START08/02/2021Monday------Online (Access Begins)---
OL-LEC08/02/2021Monday5:00 PM6:00 PMZoom---
OL-LEC08/09/2021Monday5:00 PM6:00 PMZoom---
OL-LEC08/16/2021Monday5:00 PM6:00 PMZoom---
OL-LEC08/23/2021Monday5:00 PM6:00 PMZoom---
OL-LEC08/30/2021Monday5:00 PM6:00 PMZoom---
OL-LEC09/06/2021Monday5:00 PM6:00 PMZoom---
END09/12/2021Sunday------Online (Access Ends)---