NSE is delighted to announce that Intel have extended their partnership for the third year running, strengthening a relationship that has worked tirelessly to support the university esports community.
Intel has backed various grassroots esports communities and upholds its support for UK university students by continuing this important partnership for the 2021/2022 academic year.
They will remain the headline partner for the British University Esports Championship, the official esports competition of British universities run by NSE, to help give students that are interested in esports and gaming an amazing experience at university.
Managing Director of NSE said:
“Adding to the student experience is at the core of NSE’s focus, whether that’s through esports or our more educational initiatives. We couldn't be happier that Intel has continued to show their support once again and recognises the importance of aiding UK university students in their endeavours.
We’re excited to work together on existing projects like the British University Esports Championship and the Intel FutureGen programme, but also to work on new ideas and other ways to reward and aid the student community”
The British University Esports Championship reached record-breaking numbers in the last academic year with 1,700 teams from 100 different universities establishing NSE as a key figure in the UK esports industry with the most active grassroots gaming community in the country.
The competition runs for two 8-week periods over the winter and summer terms, in which Warwick University has dominated the leaderboards to win Esports University of the Year for the third year consecutively.
Mark Walton, EMEA Graphics and Gaming Comms Manager said: "Working with organizations like NSE to support grassroots talent and the student community is at the heart of our esports strategy. We're delighted to continue collaborating with NSE on the likes of Intel FutureGen and look forward to developing new ideas and an exciting British University Esports Championship later this year."
The Intel FutureGen programme, which was first introduced in 2019, will also be returning next year. The programme aims to nurture high achieving student leaders and help develop their skills and enhance their future career prospects. So far, twenty students have benefited from Intel FutureGen and continue to receive support from the programme.
NSE and Intel are also working together on a joint initiative to recognise and reward success stories within the esports community. More details and information will be announced soon.
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NSE (National Student Esports) was established in 2018 through partnership with British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS), the governing body for university sport, to support the growth of esports within the higher education sector.
NSE operates the British University Esports Championship, the official esports competition of British universities, and in 2020 the competition saw over 1,700 teams from 100 universities compete across a number of esports titles, with approximately 70% of participants enrolled on a STEM course. As the official body of university esports in the UK, NSE has established itself as a key figure in the UK esports industry with the most active grassroots gaming community in the country. NSE works with major publishers including Nintendo, Riot Games, and Ubisoft and has long-term successful partnerships with Barclays, Intel, and Monster Energy.
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