George Cork

George Cork

Lecturer

Introduction To Esports

Mount Royal University(Alberta, Canada)

Biography

George Cork is a current University student at the University Of Plymouth studying a BSc in Computer Systems and Networks. During secondary school he was very involved in politics representing his constituency as a Youth Councillor for the KYCC (Kent Youth County Council). Whilst part of KYCC George would lead an initiative called 'Curriculum For Life' which would be about teaching students more about life lessons during PSHE to make them more prepared for the wide world, this would consist of skills such as: tracking their money, taxes and other key life lessons. He would go on to present this to senior Leadership team for his school.

At the age of 15 George became involved in the esports industry as a player competing in the Call Of Duty and CS:GO scene at a very high level before looking to broaden his horizons by going into coaching at the age of 16 within the game Gears Of War where he would coach one of the best teams in Europe. In September 2014, George would start his own esports organisation with a friend called ReKon with later in the year buying out the MLG League team EcHo Gaming. He would then go onto to join organisations such as Strictly Business, Mutiny and Ambition Gamers before returning to ownership with CycloneGG. Cyclone saw some fantastic success under the new ownership winning back to back title in the national circuit(Call Of Duty).

His most recent venture has had him achieve some impressive accolades such as being shortlisted for Top 35 under 35 CEOs in the world in 2019, as well as being invited to Collision 2019 due to his most recent venture into esports education. Furthermore, due to to his expert level understanding of the collegiate market worldwide George has been invited to do guest lectures and presentations at universities within the UK as well as worldwide whilst also appearing on panels of world renowned events. His most recent achievement is being offered to teach the Esports Management course at Mount Royal University(Alberta, Canada) within its first year of being ran!

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