How to apply2020-03-05T13:16:01+09:00

How to apply

GenG Elite Esports Academy, 2020 Spring Semester

GENERAL ADMISSIONS CRITERIA

Although passion for and talent in esports are the fundamental requirements for this program, the admissions committee will also conduct a holistic review of applicants based on their character, ambition, and willingness to learn. With an emphasis on potential for growth, the academy seeks to admit students that will thrive together as a community to elevate esports as a force for good.

HOW TO APPLY

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis from February 3rd, 2020 to March 31st, 2020.Please visit the academy’s home page, www.GenGelite.academy, and click “Apply Now” to fill out an application form. For prospective students applying for League of Legends spots, there is one extra step: within a week of submitting the application, send a link of a VOD of two matches to academy@geng.gg with your name and Summoner Name in the subject line.

KEY DATES & DEADLINES

02/03/2020

Official start of the Spring 2020 Semester

02/03 – 03/31

Rolling admissions period*

05/01/2020

Applications open for the Fall 2020 Semester

06/19/2020

End of Spring 2020 Semester

*Rolling admission allows students to continue to submit their applications during the allotted time period with a chance to enroll during the current semester (based on availability of spots) on a prorated basis or be offered a conditional acceptance for the following semester.

02/03/2020

Official start of the Spring 2020 Semester

02/03 – 03/31

Rolling admissions period*

05/01/2020

Applications open for the Fall 2020 Semester

06/19/2020

End of Spring 2020 Semester

*Rolling admission allows students to continue to submit their applications during the allotted time period with a chance to enroll during the current semester (based on availability of spots) on a prorated basis or be offered a conditional acceptance for the following semester.

APPLICATION PROCESS

During the spring 2020 semester, a rolling admissions policy will be enacted wherein new applicants have a chance to enroll for the current semester on a prorated tuition basis, filling any available spots due to students who have been accepted to pro teams or have dropped out. If there are no available spots remaining, students who have applied during this rolling admissions period will then be considered for conditional acceptance for the following fall 2020 semester. This current rolling admissions period will be for the first half of the spring semester, 2/3/2020 – 3/31/2020.
After this rolling admissions period, applications will close and students will not be able to apply again until applications for the fall 2020 semester open on May 1st, 2020.

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MORE INFORMATION

For any questions regarding the program or to apply, please visit our academy homepage at the following: www.GenGelite.academy

For any detailed questions about the academy not fully answered by the FAQ portion of the website, please send a message to the following email addresses: academy@geng.gg

  • Info-sessions about the program will commence in early May and continue until late August. Please stay posted for exact dates.
  • Gen.G Elite Esports Academy will be moving to a separate facility this coming summer. Please stay tuned for more information!

F A Q

HOW IS THIS ACADEMY DIFFERENT FROM OTHER ESPORTS ACADEMIES?2020-02-13T13:21:54+09:00

As a global leader in esports, Gen.G has years of insight and experience in identifying talent and training professional players. Together with our professional and experienced scouts, coaches, and leadership, we have developed a rigorous training curriculum that employs a combination of skills development, strategy analysis & execution, solo & team practice, and theory classes to efficiently and effectively elevate the skills of our students.
Furthermore, the academy will also include a rigorous academic schedule that will focus less on time-consuming memorization of useless facts but rather on in-depth learning of fundamentals and electives that will help our students become more engaged and ready for the future. With Elite’s premium digital learning and blended classroom design, students will be able to cover all the material needed for each year in far less time and in much more depth.
However, our goal is to emphasize more than just gaming ability and academics: we want to train our students to embody the character, discipline, and ambition of a model student athlete. Through developing effective communication, strategic innovation, and passionate determination utilizing an English-driven curriculum, we hope to fully equip our students to become global leaders of the industry.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT AFTER I GRADUATE FROM THIS ACADEMY?2020-02-13T13:23:37+09:00

Currently, we envision three paths for graduates through our groundbreaking program:
1. Acceptance into an American university with an esports scholarship – With over 200 US colleges offering around $15 million (USD) annually in scholarships, our program will prepare students to be eligible for such opportunities.
2. Acceptance into a top ranking university through a unique narrative – For students that excel in academics, this program will provide a compelling, one-of-a-kind experience that will help them stand out amongst the applicant pool.
3. Offered a spot on the pro or junior teams at Gen.G Esports – Students that particularly excel in esports may be offered contracts with Gen.G to become professional esports players.
However, as this industry continues to rapidly grow, we truly believe the possibilities are endless. Ultimately, our hope through this program is to equip our students with the confidence to pursue and achieve their dreams.

WHAT WILL AN AVERAGE DAY BE LIKE DURING THIS PROGRAM?2020-02-13T13:24:25+09:00

Since we are utilizing a proprietary curriculum for the program, we cannot go into too much detail. However, the general schedule will be as follows: four hours in the morning will be spent on esports training, learning, and practicing, and then four hours in the afternoon will be spent on academic programs.

WHAT IS THE MAXIMUM STUDENTS THAT WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR THIS ACADEMY?2020-02-13T13:24:54+09:00

For the Fall 2019 Inaugural Semester, we are offering 25 spots for the academy, although this number may slightly be tweaked to optimize the program.

WHERE WILL THE CLASSES BE HELD?2020-02-13T13:25:31+09:00

For the Fall 2019 Inaugural Semester, the esports portion will be held on one of the levels of Gen.G Esports Seoul HQ. The academic program will be held in Elite Academy’s facilities.

WHAT LANGUAGE WILL THE PROGRAM BE RUN IN?2020-02-13T13:26:02+09:00

The program will be run in English. The teaching coaches and portions of the program will accommodate Korean as necessary, but since the students will receive a US-accredited certificate of graduation and the objective is for our students to become global representatives of esports, the primarily language will be English.

I APPLIED. NOW WHAT?2020-02-13T13:27:53+09:00

Congratulations on taking the first step! Our admissions staff will reach out within a few days to notify if you have qualified for the next step, which is try-outs.

I HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED. NOW WHAT?2020-02-13T13:27:35+09:00

Congratulations! This is a HUGE accomplishment! You now have a limited time to decide whether to accept the offer of being part of this program or not. Depending on the decision date you were accepted for, you have a deadline to respond by. Once you commit, you just have to enroll and that’s it – you will make history as one of the first students to join this revolutionary program!

I HAVE BEEN REJECTED. NOW WHAT?2020-02-13T13:28:36+09:00

First of all, do not feel bad. Since this is the inaugural semester, there is an extremely strict criteria and very limited spots. However, this program will continue to grow and start to accept more students and a wider variety of skill levels! We encourage you to apply again whether for the spring semester or the following year. We value your interest in the program and, if this is the right path for you, things will work out!

WHAT IF I DO NOT MEET THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE INAUGURAL SEMESTER?2020-02-13T13:29:03+09:00

As long as you have passion for and talent in esports, we want you to apply for this program! For students that excel in other games (other than Overwatch and League of Legends), we will have you on file and contact you when we add your game.

WHAT IF I AM INTERESTED BUT CANNOT BE A PART OF THE INAUGURAL SEMESTER?2020-02-13T13:33:23+09:00

Please contact us at academy@geng.gg! We want to add you to our contact list and send out more information when it becomes available. We’ll be ready when you are ready!

WHAT DO I DO IF I AM VERY INTERESTED BUT MY GAME RANKING FALLS SHORT?2020-02-13T13:31:57+09:00

As long as you believe that you have talent and you are extremely passionate about esports, we would still like you to apply! Even if you do not get in for the inaugural semester, as our program continues to grow and expand, we will most likely be able to take in a wider range of skills!

WHAT DO I DO IF I AM VERY INTERESTED BUT MY ACADEMICS FALL SHORT?2020-02-13T13:32:28+09:00

Please still apply! Elite Academy’s accelerated program is top-notch and will help you reach an academic level that is satisfactory. As long as you are passionate about and talented in esports, we can work with your academics to help you graduate!

WHAT IF I AM ONLY INTERESTED IN THE ACADEMIC PORTION OF THE PROGRAM?2020-02-13T13:35:12+09:00

No problem! Please contact esports@eliteopenschool.org and our staff will reach out and get you connected to Elite Academy’s top-notch academic programs.

WHAT IF I AM ONLY INTERESTED IN THE ESPORTS PORTION OF THE PROGRAM?2020-02-13T13:36:37+09:00

We would like to hear from you! Please contact academy@geng.gg and one of our staff will reach out and discuss a few options.