UK university esports body National Student Esports (NSE) has announced a partnership with gaming monitor manufacturer iiyama.
The Japan-based manufacturer will become the official monitor partner for the NSE’s British University Esports Championship (BUEC).
As part of the collaboration, iiyama monitors will be used in the BUEC live finals at Insomnia Gaming Festival, i72, taking place in Birmingham, United Kingdom at the end of March. Looking beyond the BUEC finals, iiyama will be present throughout NSE’s core competitive tournaments, as per a release.
The arrival of iiyama sees NSE add to its growing list of partners that will be on display at the BUEC finals. Earlier this month they renewed their long-standing partnership with energy drink brand Monster Energy. In October, a new collaboration was announced between NSE and hardware provider Scan Computers, and the month before that NSE joined forces with student discount website UNiDAYS.
Established in 2018, NSE is the official governing body for university esports in the UK and supports grassroots competition within the higher education sector. The BUEC saw more than 2,200 teams from 111 universities compete in 15,000 matches through the 2022/23 academic year across a range of esports titles.
On the new partnership with iiyama, Alex Coulson, Managing Director at NSE commented: “We’re proud to join forces with iiyama, a brand synonymous with innovation and high quality, this aligns perfectly with what we’re trying to do at NSE in the university esports scene. Together, this collaboration marks a significant step forward for NSE, reinforcing our commitment to providing the best possible esports experience for university students across the UK.”
Within recent months, UK-based charity the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) also took an interest in the esports space. The charity partnered with NSE and EPIC.LAN to run the Game Safe Cup, and also collaborated with national esports body British Esports to host a conference focused on discussing safeguarding practices in esports and gaming.