National Student Esports (NSE) has announced that its partnership with technology company Intel will be continuing into the 2020/2021 academic year.
The extension will see Intel continue as headline sponsor of the British University Esports Championship organised by NSE.
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The original deal was established in 2019 when Intel sponsored the second iteration of the British University Esports Championship. The event saw a total of 95 universities compete across Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Dota 2, FIFA 19, Hearthstone, League of Legends, Overwatch, and Rocket League.
Scott Gillingham, Gaming and Esports Lead at Intel UK, spoke on the extension in a release: “Intel is proud to support NSE and the British University Esports Championship for another season. Through education, new technologies and the Intel FutureGen programme, our partnership continues to nurture British talent. Working with organizations like the NSE is at the heart of our esports strategy and we remain committed to providing esports opportunities for young people throughout the UK.”
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In June, NSE revealed that multinational investment bank Barclays would be joining Intel as a partner of the competition ahead of the new academic year.
Jonathan Tilbury, Managing Director of NSE, also commented: “We’re incredibly excited that Intel has decided to extend the partnership into 2021. With 70% of NSE’s audience enrolled on a STEM course, and almost 30% studying Computer Science, Intel brings so much more to the table for students than just its rich esports heritage”.
Esports Insider says: Having the support of Intel is great for the UK and its esports scene; Intel supports esports at all levels while NSE has done a solid job growing university esports. The future is looking bright!