Red Bull UK to provide increased support for student esports through a new partnership with The NUEL

UK university esports operator the NUEL and Red Bull UK have today announced their official partnership for the 2019/20 academic year.

This deal will see the energy drink brand provide increased support for student esports and gaming on campuses across the UK. They hope to build on the success of previous on-campus events such as the Red Bull Kumite qualifiers, Red Bull R1V1R Runes and Red Bull Player One.

The new partnership aims to help students improve their events through increased access to resources provided by Red Bull UK, such as equipment, qualification to tournaments and workshop opportunities.

By hosting student events, the Red Bull Gaming Sphere in Shoreditch offers societies the opportunity to develop an engaged community that regular participates in experiences. One such event is LANdon, a collaboration between several London universities and The NUEL that takes place at the Red Bull Gaming Sphere.

 

“We will continue working with Red Bull UK to develop new opportunities to help students grow, build communities, and have fun.”
Josh Williams, the NUEL

 

During the summer break, the Red Bull Gaming Sphere also played host to The NUEL x Riot Games Student Summit – a full day workshop dedicated to connecting and training the next generation of student leaders.

The NUEL and Red Bull UK will be bringing ore events and tournaments to students across the UK, including Red Bull Kumite qualifiers for Street Fighter and Red Bull R1v1r Runes for Dota 2. Red Bull Player One, also hosted by The NUEL, recently provided Newcastle University student Haseeb ‘BlueSpiritsLoL’ Rasool the opportunity to represent the UK at the Red Bull Player One world finals in São Paulo.

“Red Bull UK shares our vision for supporting the development of student esports, so we’re delighted to be working even more closely with them to create exciting new experiences,” said Josh Williams, founder and MD of The NUEL.

“We will continue working with Red Bull UK to develop new opportunities to help students grow, build communities, and have fun.”

Students will be able to apply for Red Bull UK support through their university society representative. They can find more information and sign up for the 2019-20 season at thenuel.com

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