Wolves Esports, the esports organisation owned by football club Wolverhampton Wanderers, has teamed up with the University of Wolverhampton.
The deal will see the two parties host a 2021 Le Mans Virtual Series watch party, which is a part of the university’s new Screen School launch.
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The £5m Wolverhampton Screen School aims to boost skills in digital arts and media industries through the use of ‘state-of-the-art teaching facilities and equipment’. Wolves Esports’s event will be broadcasted live on September 25th in the Arena Theatre of the University of Wolverhampton.
Russell Jones, General Manager of Marketing and Commercial Growth at Wolves Esports, commented: “We are delighted to be partnering with the University of Wolverhampton to host the first-ever live esports event in the city. The is a big deal for the city. The launch of the Screen School showcases the University as a progressive leader in digital education.
“The event on Saturday 25th September will be a fantastic opportunity for anyone interested in esports and/or digital production to come along and witness the behind-the-scenes working of a professional esports team competing at a global event.”
Alongside spectating the action on a big screen, attendees of the event will be able to meet Wolverhampton Screen School staff and students, as well as take part in various interactive activities.
The first race of the series will see Wolves GR Esports athletes competing on the virtual Monza track in Italy.
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Tim Steele, Pro Vice-Chancellor International at the University of Wolverhampton, said: “We are so excited to welcome visitors to our brand-new Screen School in support of this fantastic global event as we work in partnership with Wolves Esports.
“We are always proud to support our local team — especially when they’re competing internationally and putting Wolverhampton on the map and we hope that this will be the first of a number of high profile events as we look to establish the City of Wolverhampton as a key destination in the developing esports arena.”
Wolves Esports entered sim racing earlier in July when the organisation partnered with GR Racing to form a new sim racing team called Wolves GR Esports.
Esports Insider says: It only makes sense for Wolves Esports to partner with the University of Wolverhampton. Not only will the organisation support esports at the local university in its home city, but Wolves Esports will also get the opportunity to showcase its new sim racing team.