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University extension course for official electronic video game player

Own Teachings
Telephone: 91 488 70 40
Academic direction : Álvaro Esteban Vázquez Sánchez

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Basic Information


In Spain there are more than 3 million electronic video game enthusiasts, that is, they play or view more than 10 hours a week of this type of content. Currently, electronic video game competitions are professional, with both leagues and teams having budgets of millions of euros. To add one last piece of information, the increase in sponsorships for the sector grows by around 12% year on year.

But jobs, such as player, lack specific training, so they are 100% self-taught. The sector has grown so much that it requires professionalization of its actors.

There is no certified qualification to be an electronic video game player. Currently, both professional and amateur players meet the following characteristics:

  • They are self-taught
  • There is no studied and solid method that:
    • avoid bad practices in electronic video games
    • Maximize player and team performance
    • professionalize the figure of the player.

The electronic video game sector, both at the level of audiences, competitions, budgets and growth of non-professional teams, requires specialized training.

Our proposal:

  • It is made and taught by active professionals in the sector, who also have a broad vocation for teaching and finding an efficient training method.
  • replicates the traditional sports system, a system protected by Sports Law 10/1990 of October 15, which regulates the skills necessary to be a sports coach.
  • It has a common block, focused on teaching how to be a player. And a specific block, different for each game.


The objective is for this training to have the same value as the qualifications necessary to be a professional player.


The course consists of two blocks:

Common block:

  • Electronic video games, school of values ​​in arbitration
  • Ecosystem and legislation of electronic video games in Spain
  • Management of emergency situations
  • Communication adapted to gamers
  • Management of conflict situations in games and tournaments
  • Generation of pre-departure reports
  • Hygiene and safety
  • addictions                                                                        

Specific block:

  • Use of Discord and other necessary computer applications.
  • Preparation of games for the dedicated game
  • Ecosystem of each game.
  • Rules and errors of the dedicated game


Train the first players in the field of electronic video games, with training certified by both professionals in the video game sector and by an educational institution of the prestige of this university.

access requirements

They have a high school diploma or higher degree and turn 18 years old during the calendar year.

No prior software skills or special computer equipment are required to deliver the training.

Selection criteria

In the event that the number of applications exceeds the number of places offered, a selection will be made based on the following criteria:

In strict order of application and as objective selection criteria:

  • University Master's Degree (4 points).
  • University degree (3 points).
  • Higher Grade (2 points).
  • High school diploma (1 point).

5% of the places offered will be reserved for special places that are disabilities, victims of terrorism or gender violence as indicated in article 50 of the internal regulations of the University, must comply with the established general requirements and if not covered would return to the previous general quota.

Number of Places: 15

Academic Management and Faculty

Course Director - Alvaro Esteban Vazquez. Experience at Algon Games, a training and consulting company in the field of electronic sports. Work with clubs, players and brands interested in sponsoring esports-related events.

Deputy Director of the Course - José Ignacio Matarranz Alvarez. CEO of Wiper Gaming, League of Legends player training company. Founder of the LOL Coaching School, together with the Camilo José Cela University. Additionally, an active basketball coach, certified as a senior basketball coach.

Both profiles with extensive experience in the sector and in the training of professionals for the electronic sports industry. With the ability to manage projects like this training. And with a wide network of contacts between coaches and video game players.

Daniel Palacios-Alonso. Head of the Bioinspired Systems and Applications research group. In addition, she collaborated with the research team of Dr. Agustín Álvarez Marquina assigned to the Center for Biomedical Technology.

I lead a national research project with Dr. Cristina Conde (FRAV) based on explainable artificial intelligence (XAI) and I belong to the e-Madrid educational innovation network with Dr. Ángel Velázquez Iturbide (LITE).

I work as a reviewer for international conferences and top-level journals such as Neural Computing and Applications, Frontiers in Neuroscience and International Journal of Neural Systems.

Duration and development

Modality: online

Number of credits: 6

Contact hours: 20

Delivery location: Streaming of all classes

Hours: Indefinite

Start and end date: 30 de March 2024  al 30 de May of 2024

Reservation of place and enrollment

Pre-registration period: February 20, 2024 until August 31, 2024

Enrollment deadline: February 20, 2024 until August 31, 2024

Title price: €400

Possibility of scholarship (if applicable): No

Pre-registration: €400. This amount is included in the total cost of the course and will be returned if your academic request is not accepted. If, once the student's application has been admitted, the enrollment is not formalized, the amount deposited for pre-enrolment will not be returned.

The start of the course is conditioned to the minimum number of students enrolled.

Documentation to attach, forms and place of delivery

the applicants they will present all the scanned documentation, in the formats allowed through the telematic self-registration application at the time of applying for admission to own degrees. They must compulsorily attach to their request the declaration of the person responsible for the veracity of the data provided in digital format.

At any time, both the Program Management and the Own Teaching Service may request the applicants to submit said certified/collated documentation through the General Registry, located on the Móstoles Campus, or in any of the registries assistants located in the different campuses of the Rey Juan Carlos University, or by sending it through Certified Mail to: Rey Juan Carlos University. General Registry. Avda. Tulipán s/n. 28933. Mostoles. Madrid

The student is responsible for the veracity and correctness of the data provided, exonerating the Rey Juan Carlos University from any responsibility and guaranteeing and being responsible for its accuracy, validity and authenticity.

Required documentation:

Students with a degree obtained from a Spanish university or a Higher Education Institution belonging to another Member State of the European Higher Education Area that authorizes access to own postgraduate degrees must present the following documentation:

  • National Identity Document or equivalent
  • University degree of the studies that give access to the requested postgraduate degree.
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Responsible declaration of veracity of the data provided in digital format
  • Any other document that the Director of the Own Title specifically requires for its acceptance

Students with a foreign degree must present the following documentation:

  • Passport or Residence Card
  • Foreign Higher Education Degree (Graduate, Graduate, Architect, Engineer Doctor...) that give access to own postgraduate degree studies.
  • Certificate certifying that the studies carried out give access to an Official Postgraduate Degree in your country of origin, issued by the University of origin
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Declaration of the person responsible for the veracity of the data provided in digital format
  • Any other document that the Director of the Own Title specifically requires for its acceptance

Applicants with studies completed in foreign University Centers may be requested at any time a certificate of verification of these studies and centers, issued by an authorized Institution.

All documentation provided must be legalized in accordance with Spanish law and translated by an official translator.