Today we’re thrilled to announce the launch of the Intel FutureGen programme. It’s your chance to gain invaluable experience with unparalleled access to leading industry figures. Running alongside your degree, the programme is purpose built to supplement your studies and help you develop skills to give you the edge in starting your career.
“There is an incredible breadth of talent on campuses up and down the country, and we are particularly excited to work on the next FutureGen programme with Intel and NSE to harness and develop these skills,” said Heather Dower, ESL’s Marketing and Communication Manager. “This year we will be opening up this process to as many students as possible in order to celebrate their successes.”
Applications for one of the ten spots on the Intel FutureGen programme open Friday 27th September. The process will consist of you submitting a written application and a short video that a panel of industry experts will use to determine the cohort of ten.
Scott Gillingham, UK Gaming and esports Lead at Intel UK, said: “Here at Intel we have always been committed to the future of esports and that means supporting the industry from the ground up, engaging with grass roots leagues and nurturing new talent. Esports talent isn’t just limited to players which is why, following a successful programme in 2018, Intel is proud to launch Intel FutureGen for 2019 with NSE and ESL. We wanted to go bigger and better this year so that we can continue to support talent at a university level and provide opportunities for young people with aspirations in esports.”
If your application is successful, you will be invited to development events hosted by NSE in London, Intels HQ in Swindon as well as wrapping up with an ESL esports event. They are spaced evenly throughout your second term of university, designed specifically to fit around your studies.
“It’s true that academic study is important in the development and demonstration of skills critical to employment. However, it is a minority of students that graduate with a clear vision of what they want to be doing five, ten, fifteen years into the future. Through FutureGen, we can help exceptional students explore their future aspirations by bringing industry learnings into direct adjacency with our collective passion: esports!” said Jon Tilbury, Executive Director of NSE.
With major industry figures involved, this is the chance for exceptional students like yourself to discover what a future career in esports and technology might be. We look forward to seeing your entry.
Applications will be open to all students studying full-time at UK universities, but not restricted to those playing in NSE. Applications will be open from Friday 27th September 2019 and can be made through a dedicated hub on the NSE website at www.nse.gg.
Intel (NASDAQ: INTC), a leader in the semiconductor industry, is shaping the data-centric future with computing and communications technology that is the foundation of the world’s innovations. The company’s engineering expertise is helping address the world’s greatest challenges as well as helping secure, power and connect billions of devices and the infrastructure of the smart, connected world – from the cloud to the network to the edge and everything in between. Find more information about Intel at newsroom.intel.com and intel.com.
ESL is the world’s largest esports company. Founded in 2000, ESL has been shaping the industry across the most popular video games with numerous online and offline competitions. It operates high profile, branded international leagues and tournaments such as ESL One, Intel® Extreme Masters, ESL Pro League and other top tier stadium-size events, as well as ESL National Championships, grassroots amateur cups and matchmaking systems, defining the path from zero to hero as short as possible. With offices all over the world, ESL is leading esports forward on a global scale. ESL is a part of MTG, the leading international digital entertainment group.
More information can be found at eslgaming.com