New training centre to encourage careers in e-sports and video games

Parliamentary Secretary for Financial Services and Digital Economy Clayton Bartolo inaugurates Level Academy Launch offices

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Parliamentary Secretary for Financial Services and the Digital Economy Clayton Bartolo has inaugurated a training centre called Level Academy, which aims to be of help to children and young people interested in pursuing a career in the e-sports and video games sectors.

“It is our mission to create what we call a ‘knowledge-based economy’. I want children to no longer just see video games as a hobby, but to embrace a new culture and start looking at these games as a future career for a new way of how to earn a living,” Bartolo said.

Level Academy Chief Executive of Kevin Spiteri, said that the government’s support “gives us more motivation to strengthen our mission and that of this training centre that we are opening today, to educate children and young people more.”

Gaming Malta Chief Executive Ivan Filetti, stressed that more careers related to the video game industry, with a particular emphasis on e-sports, need to be created: “We want to encourage more students to view video games as a career, and this training centre will be a great help in continuing in the right direction.”