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Udemy Launches Esports Courses Created by Top Experts, Players and Coaches in the Professional Video Gaming Industry


the global marketplace for learning and teaching online, today announced
the launch of its new esports category, featuring courses created by top
experts, players, and coaches from the world of professional video
gaming. Students can now learn how to maximize their skills in games
such as Fortnite, League of Legends, and Counter-Strike: Global
Offensive (CS:GO), as well as build their live streams and personal
brands online.

The esports industry has a global audience of more than 300 million fans
and is projected to generate $905 million in revenue and reach over $1
billion over the next two years, according to Newzoo.
Udemy is dedicated to creating a world where a learner can always find
the right teacher, whatever they may be interested in learning. The new
esports category features courses by Jordan
"n0thing" Gilbert
, who has been playing CS:GO professionally for
over a decade, and Nicholas
"NicoThePico" Korsgård
, pro coach for League of Legends. LVLUP
, an online gaming community and video learning platform, has
also produced new courses for Udemy.

"It's exciting to launch courses on the Udemy platform and open up
learning opportunities on a global scale to millions of gaming
professionals and enthusiasts," said Reza Jafery, chief marketing
officer at LVLUP Dojo. "Our goal is to provide esports players with the
resources to learn everything from how to brand themselves and gain
popularity on streaming platforms to strategy and tactical training for
competitive esports games like League of Legends and Fortnite."

"This Udemy expansion will be incredibly beneficial for all gamers
aiming to go pro or just looking to level up their skills," said top
CS:GO player Jordan "n0thing" Gilbert. "As a coach, I see tremendous
value behind pairing game-strategy curriculum with training activities
in order to truly hone your technical skills. My goal for teaching on
Udemy is to break technical components of gaming down into
comprehensible takeaways for any gamer."

Esports courses by these instructors and many others are currently
available within the Udemy
gaming category
. For more information about becoming a Udemy
instructor, visit

About Udemy

Udemy was founded in 2010 with the aim of improving lives through
learning. Udemy is a global marketplace for learning and teaching online
where more than 24 million students learn from an extensive library of
80,000 courses taught by expert instructors in over 50 different
languages. Whether learning for professional development or personal
enrichment, students can master new skills through self-paced, on-demand
courses, while instructors have a way to share their knowledge with the
world. For companies, Udemy for Business offers subscription access to a
collection of business-relevant courses as well as a simple platform to
host and distribute their own content in one central place. Udemy is
privately owned and headquartered in San Francisco with offices in
Ireland, Turkey, and Brazil.

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