British university esports body National Student Esports (NSE) has announced the renewal of its long-term partnership with technology company Intel.
Intel will remain the headline partner for the British University Esports Championships and continue providing support for university esports projects in the UK.
The partnership between Intel and NSE is one of the longest-lasting partnership in British esports. First struck in 2019 for the 2019-2020 season, the partnership has seen Intel support NSE’s events and initiatives throughout the UK and help grow the student and grassroots esports scenes in the country.
Alongside its long-standing position as headline partner of NSE’s British University Esports Championship, NSE and Intel will also continue to work together on a number of projects, including Intel FutureGen which is returning for another year, NSE announced.
Other initiatives included in the sponsorship deal are the Intel Monthly MVP, an award for students that contribute the most to the university esports community, as well as the Intel Friday Drop, a series of merchandise and item drops for that will take place for students competing in NSE’s British University Esports Championship.
The Intel Event in a Box scheme, which provides students and gaming societies with PCs and peripherals that enable them to launch esports events, will also return.
Alex Coulson, Managing Director at NSE, said: “Working with partners that understand the importance and the power of grassroots esports and gaming is key to us. Intel lives and breathes this world just like us, so we are thrilled to continue collaborating and supporting the UK university esports and gaming scene with them.
Intel’s commitment to nurturing grassroots esports and supporting student employability through initiatives like Intel FutureGen has been invaluable. We are excited about the opportunities ahead and look forward to another successful year with Intel.”