Esports Is BIG Business, and The Trade Group is Paving the Way

November 30, 2018

If you ask The Trade Group’s Peter Pham what he enjoys most about working in the esports world, his role as Esports Advisor at Emerson College probably tops the list. Sure, he loves working in business development for The Trade Group’s Gaming and Esports Division, but helping students learn more about esports as a business and get experience working in esports is Peter’s passion.

Based in Boston, Massachusetts with a campus in Los Angeles, California, Emerson College is one of only four schools in the U.S. to offer esports classes to their students. Esports coursework is available through the school’s Department of Communications where students can earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Communications.

“Esports is more than just being good at the game, there’s a whole ecosystem involved. There’s a role for everyone in every discipline. At Emerson, the curriculum is focused on communications and the arts. Students do a lot with visual media arts and they have full production studios and theaters, so they’re really prepared to create content. They just needed more opportunities to produce content in the real world, and I knew TTG could help facilitate those hands-on experiences at esports events,” Peter says.

A desire to give back

As a first-generation immigrant, Peter experienced first hand how the kindness of others – his church community, friends and colleagues he’s met along the way – and their willingness to help can change someone’s life. Knowing what a big difference…

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