Ukie's Digital Schoolhouse (DSH) is proud to be adding another report - and the first-of-its-kind - to it's growing portfolio of research. ‘Esports: Engaging Education’ proves that there’s a valuable place for esports in education; paving the way for the adoption of esports in UK schools and further afield.
Digital Schoolhouse powered by PlayStation, concluded its national esports tournament last month, but whilst game play ceases, it gives us an opportunity to look back at the event and showcase some of the amazing work that went on behind the scenes.
At DSH, it's our vision is to bridge the gap between education and industry, and throughout the tournament we highlighted careers education in esports, video games and wider tech at every opportunity: from players to production, and even the winners' trophy…
Cryptonite crowned UK Champions 2018
Four of our regional champions from across the UK headed to Gfinity’s London arena yesterday, to battle it out for the coveted trophy, designed by a father-daughter duo representing Creative Assembly. After fierce competition playing Blizzard’s Overwatch, Cryptonite for The Crypt School came out on top and went home the winners.
The Digital Schoolhouse powered by PlayStation National Esports Qualifiers are well underway, with two teams already reigning Regional Champions following this week’s competition with Blizzard’s Overwatch in Manchester and Staffordshire.
Digital Schoolhouse National Esports Tournament in full swing with thanks to our industry partners
Ukie’s current esports initiatives include developing new esports qualifications and expanding our Digital Schoolhouse esports competition to give over 1,000 children from schools all over the country to compete against each other and get a taste of the wide range of roles that make up esports. And as the main point of contact for government policy and regulation relating to esports in the UK, we will be calling for more support from government for esports in this country. Here's what we've been upto in the esports space recently:
Last week at our AGM at EGX in Birmingham, our Digital Schoolhouse (DSH) initiative announced its brand new RED sponsorship tier.
Always seeking to realise it’s vision, DSH’s presence at EGX demonstrates just how vital we believe cutting-edge expertise from the games industry is, alongside academic expertise in our classrooms. By introducing the new threshold sponsorship entry of £4500, we present more games businesses with the opportunity to support the delivery of this nationwide initiative.
Ukie’s creative computing initiative, Digital Schoolhouse, powered by PlayStation, has been running the UK’s first inter-schools esports tournament, with over 400 pupils from Digital Schoolhouses across the country competing in a Rocket League competition.
The tournament has been designed to inspire students outside of the classroom by exposing them to careers within the games, esports and creative industries.