ITalent: competition of IT projects and cybersport

That’s the hype after The Kyiv Major and loud festivals. As with the support of the state, they decided to hold ITalent – IT projects among schoolchildren and e-sports competitions under 18 years old.

May 13, this Saturday in ASUS CyberZone, Kiev will host the final part of the competition for the discipline Counter Strike: Global Offensive and Dota 2. For the organizers, this is the first (pilot) project supported by the state. The main idea of ​​this event is the development of computer technologies among the youth – schoolchildren.

Part of IT nominations is divided into 9 groups and into two age-old categories from 8 to 14 years and from 15 to 18 years.

Among the nominations we will see:

  • 2-D animation and graphics using (Adobe Photoshop, CorelDraw, Adobe Illustrator / Flash, Photoshop, GifAnimator)
  • 3-D animation and graphics (Blender, 3DMax, Bryce 3D, Maya / Blender, Premier, Maya, Toonboom Tech., TB Solo / digital Pro, 3DMax)
  • Video editing using any software
  • Development of websites with technologies (HTML, JavaScript, CSS, PHP, AJAX, jQuery, MySQL)
  • Software development on platforms (NET, C ++, Java)
  • Hardware-software development (Arduino, Mbed, Simplecortex)
  • The development of computer games (Unreal engine, Unity 3D, Flash)

And also two cybersports disciplines:

  • Counter Strike: Global Offensive
  • Dota 2

The cebersports part of the event is divided into two stages: qualifying – among 32 teams throughout Ukraine and the final for which will be 2 teams of winners of qualifiers. Qualifying pass on the Olympic system – BO1 and final – BO3.

Organizers of the project:

  • Ukrainian State Center for Out-of-School Education
  • NGO “The Universe in Harmony”

For ITalent organizers, this is the first / pilot event with little coverage, but in autumn the organizers plan to better prepare and hold the second season.