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Esports experts gives guest lecture at Barnsley College

Jeff Simpkins and Alex Davies talking to students over Teams.

Esports students at Barnsley College got the chance to listen to guest speakers talk about their extensive career in Esports and their professional Esports organisation, Barrage Esports.

Jeff Simpkins, Owner and Managing Director, and Alex Davies, Head of Performance at Barrage Esports, virtually spoke to current Esports students about their career in the gaming world and gave an insight into why Barrage Esports is one of the leading professional Esports teams in the UK. The students also took the opportunity to ask questions related to Esports performance lifestyle, nutrition, analysis and psychology for performance.

Kalam Neale, Sport Curriculum Leader at Barnsley College, added: “We are really grateful to Jeff and Alex for giving up their time to speak to us about careers within the Esports industry. They offered a fantastic insight into the daily lives, routines, pressures and training regimes of professional Esports athletes and organisations.

“It was a really inspiring experience for our students to be able to interact and learn from one of the leading Esports teams in the UK. The experience further embedded and brought to life the content of the Esports course. We would like to say a huge thank you to Jeff and Alex and wish Barrage Esports the best of luck.”

For more information about our Esports courses visit www.barnsley.ac.uk/sport or email info@barnsley.ac.uk. Alternatively, attend our Virtual Open Event on Tuesday 10 November between 5.00pm and 7.00pm. Further details can be found by visiting www.barnsley.ac.uk/virtual

Last updated: 24th October 2020

Originally posted on: 20th October 2020

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