London Mayor Turns to Esports to Address Youth Unemployment

London Mayor Turns to Esports to Address Youth Unemployment

Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, will utilize esports in an attempt to address youth employment in the capital of England.

He has approached the UK-based organisation LDN UTD to host digital skills workshops, an inter-borough tournament, and talks from esports personalities and talent.

Staffordshire University, Salford University, and the University of East London will all host workshops and feature appearances from the likes of FaZe Tass.

The initiative will bring together young people from London boroughs Hackney, Kingston, Lambeth, and Lewisham. The workshops include topics such as video editing, social media management, and graphic design.

DN UTD may also offer some participants work experience or an internship to give them practical experience in esports.

The LDN UTD Inter-Borough Esports Championships will combine “the power of esports and education to tackle rising rates of youth employment.”

The tournament will take place on both FIFA 21 and NBA 2K, starting on the 5th of December and crowning champions on the 19th of December. FIFA content creator Rambo will host the event, which will be broadcast on Twitch.

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