Skip to main content
If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy.

GI Academy Student event is bringing Warzone, Need for Speed, and Battlefield devs to the table

Those currently studying can attend Discord talks, roundtables, and one-to-one chats. is holding a free video game event for students, featuring a range of developers and experts from development studios across the world. This includes some behind big names, such as Total War, Call of Duty: Warzone, Need for Speed and way more. If you are a student, you can sign up here.

The event takes place between October 26 and October 28 on Discord, and will feature a number of roundtable sessions, masterclasses, keynote talks, and perhaps most enticingly one-to-one chats with certain attendees. All of this is free, granted you sign up.

Check out our chat about A Plague tale; Requiem! It's pretty damn good!

In terms of what specific fields of video game related roles that will get some good use out of this event, developers attending come from a variety of backgrounds including audio, VFX, concept art, character design, programming, UI, voice acting, business development, production, community management and writing. So a lot of room for students from a variety of courses to take something away from the event.

For a full list of what’s coming, you can check out the full schedule of events on the original GamesIndustry post, but it’s totally worth going to if you’ve got a degree you’re working on. Getting to actually speak to devs — people who spend their days actually making the games we all talk and write about — is well worth doing. And you can do it all via Discord! Back when I was at uni, you had to travel down to London for this kind of thing. How times have changed…

Also, Eurogamer editor-in-chief Martin Robinson will be there, talking about their job. Having met Martin, he seems like a really nice guy, and has been typing away on websites way longer than I have. Sign up and say hi from me if you’re planning on going!

Will you be turning up? Let us know below, as well as what talks you’re specifically excited for?

Sign in and unlock a world of features

Get access to commenting, homepage personalisation, newsletters, and more!

In this article


Video Game

Call of Duty: Warzone Caldera

PS4, Xbox One, PC

See 1 more

Need for Speed: Unbound

Video Game

Related topics
About the Author
Connor Makar avatar

Connor Makar

Staff Writer

Connor is VG247's roaming reporter, with 3 years' experience in the field. A passionate fighting game fan, he is glued onto the genre and its community. He is tragically a grappler player. And likes gacha.