The Chiefs sign a three year deal with Bond University

Ben Scott
February 4, 2020

The Chiefs Esports Club have today announced their multi-year partnership deal with Bond University - Australia’s first not-for-profit University located in the Gold Coast. 

Both The Chiefs and Bond University have agreed to a three year partnership where they both hope to expand their understanding of esports and gaming here in Australia - whilst also using their existing knowledge to help amplify the domestic esports industry. 

Nick Bobir, CEO of The Chiefs, at Bond University

Nick Bobir, CEO of The Chiefs Esports Club stated in their official press release “it’s 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.” 

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

Garry Nucifora, Executive Director of Sport at Bond University went on to state “having The Chiefs’ expertise in helping us develop our esports landscape at Bond University is really advantageous.”

“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,” continued Garry.

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

In the official press release posted by The Chiefs Esports Club, they stated that they will be providing internship placements to students within the Bond Esports community, assisting in their development and understanding of the industry.

They have also stated that they plan on creating an esports and gaming framework that encompasses courses, student engagement, research and development, and talent identification methods and pathways within esports.

News of this partnership follows The Chiefs Esports Club partnering up with FUSE League, a newly announced esports circuit focused on providing a platform for younger gamers here in Australasia - which just goes to show how The Chiefs Esports Club are really looking to push grassroots here in Australasia from the ground up. 

If you wish to stay connected with the progress of this partnership, be sure to follow The Chiefs on Twitter.