HAMK Gaming Academy in English
HAMK GAMING ACADEMY
The popularity of esports is rising internationally, as well as in Finland. Esports is described as competitive playing of video games.
HAMK is participating in this phenomena by arranging studies, doing research and working with multiple projects related to this field.
What is our approach?
HAMK Gaming Academy connects HAMK with local, areal and national partners. Esports is build around competitive gaming, but the business environment has multiple approaches that all can be connected to the different degree programmes of HAMK, from business administration to smart and sustainable design.
HAMK Gaming Academy is fitted into the structure of the degree programmes of HAMK, meaning students cannot directly apply for the Gaming Academy, but can take courses as a part of their degree.
Studies open for HAMK students.
Esports Business Management module
Introduction to Game Engine Development and AR/VR module
We are happy to collaborate on esports with different organizations. Forms of cooperation may include e.g.
- student projects
- research projects
Student projects of varying sizes have already been implemented through HAMK Gaming Academy, ranging from esports related marketing plans to product development. In addition to this, our BBA students have done theses for gaming companies, esports teams and other stakeholders in esports.
We are also happy to be involved in larger development projects and ecosystem work.
Research and Business Cooperation
The gaming lab by HAMK Gaming Academy of HAMK Valkeakoski campus is now ready.
In the gaming lab you can find five top notch pc’s with top notch peripherals. The Gaming lab has been built with students in mind, so students can play all different kinds of video games from different genres with their friends. And if your favorite game isn’t on the pc’s, you can email email@example.com about it, and we will see what we can do. Currently CS:GO and Valorant are the only games on the pc’s, but in the fall we will be adding more games.
Gaming Lab reservations
Gaming Lab can be found in the A building of the Valkeakoski campus (room 140A). You can reserve Gaming Lab for your use through the Pakki or Tuudo systems (Room reservation –> Gaming Lab).
- Gaming lab will be closed 15 minutes before the campus is closed.
- Gaming lab needs to be kept clean
- The reservation will be made on Pakki or Tuudo for the whole Gaming Lab part of Room 140A, no single PC reservations. (Room Reservations –> Gaming Lab)
- Person who made the reservation is responsible for the pcs and the peripherals.
- If HAMK Smart Research unit has reserved the room, Gaming lab is not open for others.
- You cannot download new games/software. Suggestions for them can be made by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Misuse will lead to a closing of the room for an undetermined time.
- Acer Predator Orion 3000-620:
- Processor: Intel® Core™ i7-10700
- Graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti
- 16 GB DDR4 RAM
- 1024 GB SSD
- L33T Gaming Elite V4 PU – Gaming Chair
- Glorious PC Gaming Race Model O – Gaming Mouse
- Blackstorm RGB Mech 2021 60% Dual Mode – Gaming Keyboard
- AOC 24G2U 24″ – Gaming Monitor
- HyperX Cloud II – Gaming Headset
PC login credentials
- Username: normaluser
- Password: Talv1nen-joulukuu-2021
Information on how to reserve the room will be available in the near future.
HAMK Gaming Team
HAMK Gaming- team is currently focused on CS:GO. Other games will be a part of the team’s operation, if there is interest. HAMK Gaming team had their first showing in the Hämpton Games esports event in 2020 where they placed first. In 2020 our team placed second in the same event.
HAMK Gaming – team is open to every HAMK student who is interested. If playing for a team is something you are interested in, contact us email@example.com
Victory for HAMK’s team at Hämpton Games 2020 and a second place in 2021.
HAMK Gaming Team was in Co-operation with youtubers NikojaSanttu and HAMK. HAMK Gaming played CS:GO against them in their video
Hämpton Games is a local CS:GO event held in Hämeenlinna. HAMK is one of the main sponsors and cooperators of the event. Qualifiers are played before the event itself. The event includes semifinals and finals. The event venue has been Verkatehdas the previous years. HAMK is a sponsor and a collaborator in the event. The event is held by the local gaming room Bunkkeri.
Bitfest is organized by Häme University of Applied Sciences Business IT degree programme. The focus of the seminar is digitality, but subject is dealt multidisciplinary from different perspectives such as entrepreneurship, business, start-ups, innovations and internationalization.
The aim of the event is also to inspire students and companies to implement projects based on their own passions and expertise in multidisciplinary cooperation.
Sisu Spring Lan
SISU Spring LAN ’22 is an event organized by HAMK International Business students. Project SISU-module is a part of the second-year studies. SISU Spring LAN ’22 is first of its kind in Valkeakoski. The event turned out to be a huge challenge for such a small team, especially when they were the first students to organize something like this but this challenge was something they all wanted to tackle together.