National Student Esports (NSE) has announced that it is continuing its partnership with Intel into the 2020/2021 academic year.
As headline partner of NSE’s British University Esports Championship, Intel and NSE will continue working closely to create more experiences for students.
NSE says that its British University Esports Championship grew throughout the 2019/2020 academic year, with 1,100 teams and 95 universities taking part.
After more than 16 weeks of competition, Warwick University successfully defended its title to be crowned Esports University of the Year for the second year running.
By continuing the partnership, Intel has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to university students across the UK, as well as the wider grassroots esports community, with Intel technology powering all NSE operations.
Scott Gillingham, UK gaming and esports lead at Intel UK, said: “Intel is proud to support NSE and the British University Esports Championship for another season. Our partnership continues to nurture British talent.
“Working with organisations 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.”
Jonathan Tilbury, NSE MD, added: “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.”
Dom is an award-winning writer who graduated from Bournemouth University with a 2:1 degree in Multi-Media Journalism in 2007.
As a long-time gamer having first picked up the NES controller in the late ’80s, he has written for a range of publications including GamesTM, Nintendo Official Magazine, industry publication MCV as well as Riot Games and others. He worked as head of content for the British Esports Association up until February 2021, when he stepped back to work full-time on Esports News UK and as an esports consultant helping brands and businesses better understand the industry.