The dumbbell between GGTech and Riot Games points to a new era of competitive in LATAM

GGTECH Entertainment is a technology company that started, a few years ago in Spain, to propose different projects that unified videogames with the educational sector.

After how well the competitive student leagues turned out IESports and University Sports now they will expand and reach Latin America.

The projects will be tested in 15 countries of the continent in secondary and upper secondary education institutions, which will be measured in the competitive one to show who is the best in the region.

Jose Parrilla, the CEO and founder of GGTECH, explained that the focus of this project goes beyond just a competitive platform, and will also focus on aspects that are related to educational issues.

In this regard, it was noted that in LATAM Efforts have been directed at the growth of professional leagues, however, there is a little worked area that are the amateur and student areas.

In Spain these programs have been a success.

Esports players who will learn the necessary of the professional field

This is where the dumbbell will come in GGTECH y Riot Games, with the aim of nurturing the competitive of better prepared players.

Those who have previous experience working in a team and who know how to handle themselves as public figures, for example, in interviews.

Caesar Roses, the CEO of GGTECH in America, commented that they plan to use the gaming as a way to strengthen and branch out this aspect of the educational branch of the leagues in the different regions where they will have a presence.

Part of the plans is to have face-to-face events (in the possible future), high-level teams, professionals at the service of students, and everything necessary to create an environment at the height.

Leagues for everyone: From high school to college

As we told you, GGTECH bet on two projects:

University sports, focused on universities, and IESports, for high schools, with the aim of covering the spectrum of students and players from 14 to 25 years old.

Among other novelties, the calendar will be adapted to the educational model of Latin American countries for the school years.

And there will be scholarships, awards and different incentives within the programs.

In 2020 the University project will start in different countries such as Mexico, Colombia, Chile, Peru, Argentina, and Uruguay. While IESports is projected for 2021.

How will it work?

For universities, the organization will rely on student leaders within each institution, who will help in planning the competitions.

Another important part is the unification of the image of the universities, so that they fit the style of program design and advertising.

In the same way, within the circuit there will be prize bags, activities and mini tournaments in the universities themselves.

From clashes in internal tournaments the winning team will represent their university and will go on to a national phase.

The final round will be decided from the top 32 teams.

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Minors will be protected by schools and their guardians

In the case of IMPORTS Those in charge of registering and taking the reins will be the teachers, considering that they are minors, this year for the moment it will only be applied in Mexico.

Throughout the press conference and the question and answer session, those involved in the project were in charge of emphasizing that there will be special care with minors.

Always interacting with them through the schools and their tutors.

GGTech y Riot Games.

Finally, at least for the moment, it will only be involved League of Legends from among the titles of Riot Games.

However, the future perspective could include other games if the possibility occurs.

Apparently Riot He is very happy with this collaboration, and he did see Martin Blanquier, he Sports Manager of Riot Games Latin America:

In recent years we have seen in Latin America an increase in the interest of various key players to get involved and promote the esports industry.

Dat Riot Games we always applaud any efforts to support this growth and we are confident that UNIVERSITY Esports and IESports will undoubtedly be key pieces of the League of Legends competitive scene for generations to come.‘.

If you want to participate with your university team you are still on time.

You only have to be registered in the current semester or year and register from the official website of University Esports Mexico, by here.


Photo Galleries: These are the best universities in the world for 2021

Times Higher Education (THE) has just announced the results of its World University Rankings 2021, a study in which American and British universities predominate and highlighting the “changing force of higher education and research” around the world.

The UK’s Oxford University was awarded the top spot for the fifth year in a row, while mainland China’s Tsinghua University became the first Asian university to break into the Top 20 since the current methodology was launched in 2011.

The THE World University Rankings include 13 separate performance metrics that cover the full range of core activities for research-intensive universities: teaching, research, knowledge transfer, and international perspective. This year’s ranking analyzed more than 86 million citations in more than 13.6 million research publications and included survey responses from 22,000 academics from around the world.

The seventeenth edition of the ranking records a record 18 countries and regions represented in the top 100, and 93 represented overall, demonstrating that geopolitical competition in the global knowledge economy is intensifying.

Additionally, a record 1,527 institutions qualified for the 2021 edition, an increase of 9% over the 2020 ranking when 1,397 institutions were ranked.

Despite the success story of the University of Oxford, overall, the UK’s status as a higher education superpower has been threatened by institutions in Asia. Of the top 20 UK institutions last year, only five were able to improve their position in the table.

The United States also perceives Asia as a challenge that will affect its performance. Its universities continue to perform well at the top end of the ranking, with the most places in the top 10 overall (8) since the rankings began, thanks to the rise of the University of California, Berkeley, from 13th to 7th. .

However, 50% of the top 20 performing universities in the US as ranked last year failed to maintain their position. In the past five years, the US has lost 4 spots in the top 200 overall (63 in 2016, 59 in 2021) as competition for the top spots increases.

Asia’s rise is led by mainland China’s Tsinghua University (shares 20th), which becomes the first Asian university to enter the ranking of the world’s top 20 universities since the current methodology was launched in 2011. .

This achievement is an indicator of the broader advances in higher education for mainland China and the rest of Asia in recent years. Since 2016, mainland China has gained an additional 5 places in the top 200 (2 in 2016, 7 in 2021).

It has also doubled its representation in the top 100 since last year, earning an additional 3 spots (6 total). Of the 7 universities that earned a top 200 spot in 2020, 85% improved their position in 2021 as mainland China continues to challenge the world’s best.

In total, there are 16 Asian universities in the top 100, the highest total for Asia since the rankings began. Mainland China’s Fudan University (ranked 70), Zhejiang University (94), Shanghai Jiao Tong University (100), and South Korea’s Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) in South Korea ( 96), all go to the elite group. Of those 16 institutions, 13 of them improved or maintained their position since last year, demonstrating increasing competition from Asia at the expense of Western higher education systems.


University education. Applications and difficulties of those already there increase

There were not so many candidates for higher education in 25 years. And since the last financial crisis, in 2008, there were not so many concerns regarding students who are already attending universities and polytechnics. If, on the one hand, the news comes that this year there were 62,675 applications for the 1st phase of the national competition for access to public higher education – the highest figure since 1995 -, on the other hand, there are university students abandoning the program. higher education or to freeze their enrollment.

Regarding the 1st phase of the national access competition, which ended this Sunday, for the more than 62 thousand applications there are 51,408 vacancies. For now, there are several justifications for this increase, and one of them is that it is impossible for many Portuguese students to study abroad, which is “an interesting fact, because it demonstrates the number of Portuguese who were studying in foreign institutions”, he explained to the i Gonçalo Leite Velho, president of the National Union of Higher Education (SNESup). The restrictions regarding mobility that occur due to the pandemic may mean, defends Gonçalo Leite Velho, that “the Portuguese who were going to study in the United States, in England, in France, in the Czech Republic to learn Medicine, for example ”, Have to apply in Portugal.

For the Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education, the increase of 11 384 applications compared to last year “represents a sign of confidence of young people and their families in higher education and in their institutions, as well as in the advantages resulting from higher qualification” . And SNESup adds the increase in national exam scores, whose averages have improved in virtually all subjects. This improvement in grades also highlights another issue: students, since they had better grades in national exams, may have applied for courses that ask for higher averages.

However, Gonçalo Leite Velho warned of the need to create a socioeconomic profile to understand exactly what the characteristics of the candidates and future candidates were. “At the moment there are many unknowns from a socioeconomic point of view that need to be resolved as soon as possible and we hope that the National Access Commission and the Directorate-General for Higher Education are working together, because this is fundamental to being able to understand exactly what pressures are that we will have ”, explained the SNESup president.

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Open call to intervene alleys of the Historic Center

The Barranquilla Center Management and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) launched a call to select a project that develops a comprehensive urban intervention strategy for the Historic Center of the city.

Through this recovery, the reactivation of a set of alleys is sought as meeting places, economic activity and vital nucleus of the development of the Atlantic capital, as a contribution to the revitalization and enhancement program of the Historic Center.

In this call, which will be open until September 25 and will deliver $ 5,000 in prizes, a detailed urban-architectural proposal will also be chosen for the 42C race between 30 and 33 streets, also known as ‘callejón del meao’, as an intervention Illustrative for the plot of alleys in the Historic Center.

“This contest gives the opportunity to show the cultural and architectural wealth of the Historic Center of Barranquilla. The transformation of the center is one of the flagship programs of the Mayor’s Office and this reorganization of the alleys allows us to revitalize these spaces as heritage and culturally ”, stated Angelo Cianci, manager of the Center.

The Mayor’s Office of Barranquilla stated that the urban intervention strategies and the proposals for public space that result from the competition will add to the lessons learned from previous IDB initiatives in the city.

One of them is the Program for Fiscal Strengthening and Public Investment Expenditure, which financed the improvement and construction of public spaces and urban facilities to increase the supply and quality of urban infrastructure in the capital of Atlántico.

This university contest is aimed at young people from all over Latin America through the IDB Cities Lab initiative, which seeks creative solutions and innovative ideas to urban problems in Latin America and the Caribbean, in the hands of students, university professors and young professionals from all over the region.

This exercise has the objective of serving as a seedbed and incubator for young talent in urban issues from a network of work with universities, offering direct experience to promote real plans and projects, as well as promoting a participatory space that puts into discussion the paradigms of the discipline.

This project has already been carried out in five other cities in the region: Curundú, Panama (2015), Santa Marta (2016), Mendoza, Argentina (2017), Santiago de Chile (2018) and Buenos Aires (2019).

In this edition of the contest, students from any of the member countries of the Inter-American Development Bank, who are studying the last two years of university or postgraduate studies, or students and / or collaborators of a university in a country in America, may participate. Latin America and the Caribbean.

Recovery of the historic center

The district administration has bet on an “ambitious” project to recover the city’s public and heritage space.

This intervention begins with the master market plan, which includes, in turn: remodeling of traditional plazas (there are two works in progress: EPM and Grains), new markets such as the Grand Bazaar and satellite markets.

The Mayor’s Office of Barranquilla points out that, through this project, there will be a major reorganization of formal and informal merchants and recovery of architectural heritage, which will stimulate real estate projects and, therefore, more employment in the future.

In addition, the District seeks to rescue the heritage of buildings such as the old Dugand Bank, the National Bank of Commerce, the Caja Agraria building, the Plaza Concordia, the Volpe, Robertico building, the San Nicolás square and the Fedecafé building, among others.

In addition, it has contemplated that the original names be returned to the streets of this area of ​​the city, in order to regain their identity.


These are the 17 best universities to study Medicine

Being one of the most demanding and far from easy careers, the Medicine career can offer you rewards after having dedicated most of your time and sacrifice to study, however, the Medicine career and no other degree is easy to choose as well as the schools in which you can study the profession.

You should consider that before choosing the school, you must take into account the study programs offered by the schools, even though they are on the lists of the best medical schools in Mexico, some programs do not meet our expectations, therefore you must review each of the programs very well.

Also, and directed to the previous recommendation, you should consider the remoteness in which your future school will be, because if you choose one where it is far from your home, you should consider more aspects when becoming a foreigner.

In addition, the medical schools that are among the best universities in Mexico are public schools and others are private schools, so you should consider whether your financial resources go hand in hand with the enrollment fees of the university you choose. Remember that in private schools it is not necessary to take an entrance exam to be able to access the Faculty of Medicine, however in public schools you compete with a group of students who take the entrance exam.

It should be noted that the list of the best medical universities is based on the academic reputation as well as the academic offers that are offered, such as exchanges, cultural, sports and scientific competitions and the employability of the universities.

For this reason, here we tell you the best medical careers to study in one of your best moments of academic life.

  1. National Autonomous University of Mexico
  2. Tecnológico de Monterrey
  3. University panameric
  4. Anahuac Mexico University
  5. National Polytechnic Institute
  6. Metropolitan Autonomous University
  7. Autonomous Mexico State University
  8. University of the Americas of Puebla
  9. University of Monterrey
  10. University of Guadalajara
  11. Meritorious Autonomous University of Puebla
  12. Autonomous University of Baja California
  13. University of the Valley of Mexico
  14. Autonomus University of Campeche
  15. Autonomous University of the State of Hidalgo
  16. Autonomous University of Coahuila
  17. Autonomous University of Sinaloa


When do UNAM, Poli and other public universities return to classes

The Ministry of Public Education announced the dates of registration and resumption of classes for public universities in the country, highlighting that the modality will be remote derived from the coronavirus pandemic covid-19 and in some will be in person as long as the epidemiological traffic light is green.

Here we share the dates so that you are not unprepared.

National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)

During the daily report on the return to classes, Carmen Rodríguez Armenta, general director of Higher Education of the SEP, announced that in the case of UNAM, having autonomy, the dates are set by the authorities of the highest house of studies.

The admission test process will be from August 18 to 30or so that on September 21 the university students return to distance classes.

In fact, some students are currently taking classes who for various reasons fell behind in the previous semester and year, when the coronavirus pandemic halted school activities.

Autonomous Metropolitan University

In the case of the UAM, from July 28 to August 7 is their admission process through an exam and on August 31 they will begin their distance classes. In the UAM the period is per quarter.

Autonomous Agrarian University Antonio Narro

The UAAAN is located in Coahuila and its mission is to meet the needs of the agri-food and rural sector in that entity and in the country.

During the month of August will be their admission process and in the second week of September their students will return to classes.

Open and Distance University of Mexico

Since its creation, UnADM offers distance classes through electronic devices. From June 8 to 10 was their admission process and on July 6 they began their classes.

Universities for Well-being Benito Juárez García

In the case of the recent educational institution, it has two plans: 14 weeks and 18 weeks.

For both, the admission process will be from August 17 to 21 and their classes will begin on August 24.

For the first plan, their return to classes will be at a distance and for the second in person, this will depend on the community as well as the epidemiological traffic light.

State charter public schools

The country has 35 campuses throughout the country, the vast majority began their admission process on July 29 and concludes on August 21 to start classes on August 24 and September 7.

The official stressed that these institutions are making an effort to admit all applicants and that there are no rejected.

State Public Universities of Solidarity Support

These schools have emanated from the community in which they are located, they have between 3 thousand and 5 thousand students and will start classes from September 7 to 23, depending on each one.

Intercultural Universities

Depending on each school, but in most cases, your admission process will be in August to resume classes between September 7 and 21.

Technological Universities

Your admission process will take place during the month of August to return to distance classes between September 7 and 21.

Polytechnic Universities

On September 7 they will return to distance classes and their admission process will take place in August.

National Technological Institute of Mexico

Between July and August the admission process will take place and from August 24 to September 21 they will resume classes both in the distance and face-to-face mode, the latter will depend on whether the color of the epidemiological traffic light is green.

National Polytechnic Institute (IPN)

Next August 28, 29 and 30, the National Polytechnic Institute (IPN) will apply the entrance exam to higher education in person, so that optimal sanitary conditions for applicants will be guaranteed, said the SEP.

Carmen Rodríguez Armenta, general director of Higher Education of the SEP, assured that the measures of healthy distance, taking temperature at the entrance and use of face masks will be implemented. The application of the exams will be at the IPN facilities.

On September 28, the Poli students will resume their classes

National Pedagogical University

In Mexico City, their admission process was the first of August and on September 7 they will return to classes, either in the distance or in-person mode, it will depend on the epidemiological traffic light.

Public Normals

Between July and August the admission process took place and from September 7 to 23 the normalistas will resume their classes.



Spain has had its historical legacy stolen

I have been living in the United States for many years and it gives courage to see how the Spanish legacy is being shelved and how Spain has left it unknown or forgotten.

In the schools and even in the universities of this great country, its Anglo-Saxon origin is given more importance, with the arrival of the ship “Mayflower” with the first English pilgrims to Plymouth Rock (Massachusetts) in 1620, than to the Spanish feat.

The arrival of the English pilgrims on the “Mayflower” at Plymouth Rock. (By Edward Percy Moran- Pilgrim Hall Museum, Plymouth).

For many books with an inaccurate history, the mythical birth of the United States began with the “Mayflower”, minimizing the contributions of its first settlers (the Indians) and the three centuries of Spanish explorations from the Atlantic to the Pacific coast.

I reproduce one: “The Mayflower is the symbol of the first European colonization of what the United States was going to be, over the years.”

Let’s make history: 107 years before the “Mayflower”, the Spanish Juan Ponce de León was the first European to see this country, arriving in what is now the Florida peninsula, which he baptized as “Land of Easter Florida “

LEGACY 3 PONCE DE LEON STATUEThe statue of Juan Ponce de León in San Agustin (Florida). (Photo Dan Lundberg-Wikimedia Commons Creative)

And the oldest continuously inhabited city in the United States is San Agustin (St Augustine), also in Florida and founded by Pedro Menéndez Avilés in 1513.

And between the 17th and 18th centuries, the current states of: Alabama (only the western part for 30 years), Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana (only) were the Spanish possessions and were part of the Viceroyalty of New Spain. for 37 years), Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.

4 MAP LEGACYInfinite Geography Map

In summary, two thirds of the current United States were Spanish territories. While Great Britain had 13 colonies on the northeast Atlantic coast, they achieved independence in 1776, with decisive and little-known help from Spain.

Bernardo de Gálvez, then Governor of Louisiana, offered weapons and supplies to the George Washington rebels and defeated the British in Mobile, Alabama, and Pensacola, Florida.

He is considered, by Congress, as “a hero of the American revolution.”

He is, without a doubt, the Spanish most honored by the United States. He was granted Honorary American Nationality, an honor that has only been given to eight world personalities, including British leader Winston Churchill.

In addition, a Texas city, Galveston, bears his name, and a painting of him hangs on a wall of Congress in Washington. And he has also been honored with a postage stamp, issued in 1980.

photo 5 and 6Painting of Bernardo de Gálvez hanging on a wall of the congress in Washington and a stamp in his honor, issued in 1980.

But the historian Alberto G. Ibáñez, in his book “The Black Legend, History of hatred of Spain”, affirms that after the declaration of independence, the new country had two objectives:

“The first: To snatch Spain’s domains in the southwest and reach the Pacific, which it did. And the second, to erase or disguise any legacy of Spanish heritage in those territories, has also been achieved, half-heartedly ”.

viceroyalty mapA cartography that says it all: Three centuries of Spanish exploration routes and conquests, through North America, Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, Colombia and Venezuela. (Nagihuin-Wikimedia Commons).

The Spanish were already roaming the east coast of the United States, just 21 years after the Discovery of America by Christopher Columbus, a Spanish and not Italian feat.

Because Columbus was born in the Republic of Genoa (later Italy), in New York on October 12 it is celebrated as a “Columbus Day”, an Italian holiday. And not Spanish. In Manhattan’s famous Fifth Avenue parade, only the flags of the United States and Italy wave.

LEGACY 8 DsfileAnother historical robbery. The annual parade in New York in honor of Christopher Columbus (“Columbus Day”), an Italian and not a Spanish holiday. In this photo, only the flag of the United States and that of Italy. (Jazz Guy-Flickr photo)

And in Spain, why forgetfulness? The historian and writer Manuel Trillo writes in the Madrid ABC newspaper: “The Spanish were more focused on their legacy in Latin America and have paid little attention to their past in northern Mexico.”

And in today’s United States, these data are forgotten:

– Hernando Soto was the first European to see the Mississippi River, in 1541, which crossed his route to Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas.

– Felipe Neve, in 1781, was the first European to establish the settlement “The People of the Queen of Angels”, which is now Los Angeles, on the Pacific coast.

– In 1540, an expedition organized by Francisco Vázquez de Colorado discovered the Grand Canyon and the Colorado River, in Arizona.

– The Franciscan Fray Junípero Serra founded more than 20 Missions in California, which were the germ of many cities over the years.

– Names of some cities in Spanish: From Arizona: Tucson. California: Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco. Florida: Boca Ratón, Cabo Cañaveral and San Agustín. Iowa: Madrid. New Mexico: Albuquerque. Texas: Amarillo, El Paso, Galveston and San Antonio.


Ministry of Education and Science ordered to conduct exams in universities online

The head of the Ministry of Education and Science Valery Falkov ordered to conduct final exams in Russian universities using distance technology. The order is published on the website of the Ministry (.pdf), it applies to subordinate organizations. For other universities, this measure is advisory in nature.

“To ensure the implementation of educational programs, including students passing intermediate certification and state final certification for the relevant educational programs, using e-learning and distance learning technologies,” the document says.

Recall, the Ministry of Education and Science recommended transferring education to a remote mode from March 16 to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Earlier, the Ministry of Health proposed to hold the exam in August-September. The university association recommends conducting a state exam only for those who plan to enter universities, and issue certificates in 2020 on the basis of school grades. Rosobrnadzor considers both scenarios.

Read more about the possible dates for the exam – in the material “b” “exam takes time.”