ESforce opens a creative workshop at the Faculty of Journalism, Lomonosov Moscow State University

The course will be dedicated to communications in esports, and the most active students will receive a scholarship and the opportunity to take an internship in the media and PR arms of the holding

Faculty of Journalism, Lomonosov Moscow State University and esports holding ESforce have agreed to cooperate. In March 2022, a creative workshop "Media Communications in Cybersport" will open at the faculty, and students will be able to do summer practice in the largest Russian-language media about esports, in the RuHub esports broadcasting studio, in the marketing department of the esports club and in ESforce PR department.

The plans of the organizations include the joint development and deepening of the scientific base of esports journalism. ESforce will also establish a special scholarship for students interested in esports coverage and who won the holding's creative competition.

Among the speakers of the creative workshop: Nikolay Petrossian, CEO of ESforce Holding, Andrey Kiryukin, Editor-in-Chief of the media, Daria "Eiritel" Morozova, Dota 2 commentator at the RuHub broadcast studio and a graduate of the Faculty of Journalism, and others. The master of the creative workshop is Yaroslav Meshalkin, a graduate of the Faculty of Journalism, Chief Strategic Communications Officer at ESforce Holding, winner of the IPRA Golden World Awards for Excellence in Public Relations, and IABC Gold Quill Award for Excellence.

Elena Vartanova, Dean of the Faculty of Journalism, Lomonosov Moscow State University:

“The faculty is always at the forefront of teaching disciplines that explain the development of modern media technologies. Today we see a sharp increase in audience demand for esports against the acute shortage of professionals for this important segment of media communications. The faculty considers it important to make a scientific and educational contribution to its development, introducing students to it and providing them with the necessary tools for effective work in esports media.”

Yaroslav Meshalkin, Chief Strategic Communications Officer at ESforce Holding:

“I am a graduate of the faculty, and this cooperation is of particular value to me. I am very pleased that Alma Mater students will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the wonderful world of esports and learn from the experience of the best industry experts from, RuHub, and ESforce. This is a mutually beneficial cooperation: I am sure that as a result, the staff of our media arms will be enriched by the most talented journalism graduates.”


Lomonosov Moscow State University is one of the oldest Russian institutions of higher education, Moscow University was established in 1755. In 1940, it was named after Academician Mikhail Lomonosov (1711–1765), an outstanding Russian scientist, who greatly contributed to the establishment of the university in Moscow. Lomonosov Moscow State University is the top Russian university according to the most influential academic rankings.

Faculty of Journalism, Lomonosov Moscow State University is the first and leading center of journalism education in Russia.
More than 30 thousand students received higher education at the faculty. The Faculty of Journalism is the undoubted leader in the field of mass media research. It cooperates with more than 40 partners around the world, including universities in the UK, Germany, Italy, Spain, the USA, France, Finland, Sweden, the Netherlands, China, and other countries.

Founded in September 1947 as a department of journalism of the Faculty of Philology, received the status of a faculty in 1952. In 2022, the faculty celebrates the 70th anniversary of its founding and the 75th anniversary of journalism education at Moscow State University.