The Chiefs x Bond University Partnership

The Chiefs x Bond University Partnership

Mike Stewart | February 4, 2020

The Chiefs Esports Club are proud to welcome Bond University as their official education partner in a first of it’s kind alliance within the eports’ ANZ region. 

The Chiefs and Bond University have agreed to a two-year collaboration to expand both group’s understanding of the esports and gaming landscape, while using their existing knowledge to help develop the domestic esports industry.

The Chiefs will work with Bond University to create an esports and gaming framework that encompasses courses, student engagement, research and development, and talent identification methods and pathways within esports.

The club will also provide internship placements to students within the Bond Esports community, assisting in their development and understanding of the industry. 

The Bond University Esports Hub
Standing: Nick Bobir (L) and Garry Nucifora (R)
Seated: Zak Kouaider (L) and Charles Parsons (R)

Nick Bobir, CEO of The Chiefs Esports Club said he hoped the new partnership would create opportunities for progression for local esport talents.

“It is great to be able to partner with an institution such as Bond University whose outlook and optimism for the growth of esports and gaming in Australia closely aligns to our own,” Mr Bobir said. 

“Through this partnership we look to be able to provide growth and education pathways for the wider esports and gaming community.” 

Garry Nucifora, Executive Director of Sport at Bond University said partnering with The Chiefs will provide the university’s Esports Hub with credible and expert guidance moving forward.

“Having the Chiefs’ expertise in helping us develop our esports landscape at Bond University is really advantageous,” Mr Nucifora said.

“This is just the beginning of where we want to take esports. We want to be able to say come to Bond University and we’ll teach you about the business of esports.”

“A player or two may emerge but we are really focused on the education aspect of esports.” 

Bond University is Australia’s first private, non-profit university with a strong focus on employability, underpinned by its personalised approach to learning which includes dedicated career guidance through its various professional development and community engagement programs. In 2019 the University launched a high-performance Eports Hub devoted to competitive video-gaming as part of the Bond Elite Sports Program. 

The Chiefs are one of the premier Esports and gaming entertainment clubs in the ANZ region, featuring top teams in various competitive video games. Founded in 2014, The Chiefs have a consistent record of being highly successful within ANZ Esports competitions, and are committed to the growth of the industry both on a domestic and international level.

For further information please contact: 

Josh Harvey 
Marketing & Partnerships Manager
The Chiefs Esports Club
josh.harvey@iconcreative.com.au

Alenka Csomor 
PR and Digital Communications Officer
Bond University 
acsomor@bond.edu.au