Lenovo Legion has announced it is offering one lucky ANZ gamer the chance to pursure a career in gaming. The Lenovo Legion Epprenticeship will give one gamer the tools and advice to “hone their skills and learn about the professional opportunities available in the world of gaming.”
The recipeient of the Lenovo Legion Eprennticeship will, over the course of one month, be paid $5,000 AUD and have their gaming set-up decked out with Legion gear in addition to have one on one mentorship meetings.
The Epprenticeship follows research that shows 7 in 10 (69%) of Aussies aged 16-45 spent time playing video games during the COVID-19 lockdown period. Half of those did so to reduce stress and 23% did so to improve mental health.
1.2 million Aussies spend time gaming as a way to stay socially connected.
Lenovo Legion Epprenticeship
The research also shows while 6 in 10 players would want to pursue a career in gaming only 19% know the steps required and only 11% are even aware of the “full breadth of gaming careers available.” Lenovo Legion’s Epprenticeship is a way to address this.
Some familiar faces will be doing the training. “Stephanie ‘Hex’ Bendixsen along with representatives from the University of Queensland Union Esports and radio Anchor, Founder and Managing Director of Game On AUS and General Manager of Pentanet.GG Esports, Pete Curulli” will be on hand to teach the lucky gamer all they know.
Ben Williams, Gaming Business Development Manager for Australia and New Zealand said;
Bendixsen said, ““Like so many of us, lockdown has provided me with even more time to immerse myself in games and enjoy the benefits of social connection. To be able to help another passionate gamer learn the tools of the trade to achieve their dream job, just like I have been lucky enough to do, is such a privilege.
“I’m really looking forward to sharing the experience I have in breaking into the industry and putting the new Legion range through its paces along the way.”
If you think you might be a good fit for the Epprenticeship, you can apply via LegionEpprentice.com.au. You’ll need to submit a short video explaining why you want to be the Epprentice and showing your passion for gaming.
The Lenovo Legion Study was conducted online between 28 May – 1 June 2020 on the YouGov Galaxy Omnibus. The sample comprised of 1,011 Australians aged 16 years to 45.