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Effective Communication in Esports

A required course in the Certificate Program in Esports Management.

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.

NOTE: This course uses required live sessions via Zoom.   A device with audio and visual will be needed to participate.  The student guide provides additional resources/information on how to use and access your courses Zoom sessions.

  • Details
  • $650
  • February 19, 2024 to March 31, 2024
  • Delivery Mode: Online
  • Reg#: 00164
  • ID/Units: HUMAN X420.12  (3.00)
    ( Section 1 )
  • Quarter: WINTER 2024


Mark Deppe earned a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Cal State Fullerton and is the founding director of UCI Esports, leading the effort to create the award-winning program in 2016. Working closely with student leaders, administrators, faculty, and industry partners, Mark built a business plan that broadly approaches the world of esports through the five pillars of Competition, Research, Community, Entertainment, and Careers.? In 2018, UCI’s League of Legends team won the college championship and UCI was awarded “Most Outstanding Collegiate Program” by the esports industry.

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
START02/19/2024Monday------Online (Access Begins)---
OL-LEC02/21/2024Wednesday6:00 PM7:00 PMZoom---
OL-LEC03/06/2024Wednesday6:00 PM7:00 PMZoom---
OL-LEC03/27/2024Wednesday6:00 PM7:00 PMZoom---
END03/31/2024Sunday------Online (Access Ends)---