Intel Continues Partnership with NSE for the 2020/2021 Academic Year
We’re pleased to announce that Intel and NSE will be continuing their partnership into the 2020/2021 academic year.
As headline partner of NSE’s British University Esports Championship, the official competition of British universities, Intel and NSE will continue working closely to create amazing experiences for students.
The British University Esports Championship saw considerable growth throughout the 2019/2020 academic year with a staggering 1,100 teams and 95 universities participating, making it one of Europe’s largest organised esports competitions. 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 United Kingdom, 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. Through education, new technologies and the Intel FutureGen programme, our partnership continues to nurture British talent. Working with organizations 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."
In addition to supporting the British University Esports Championship, 2021 will see the return of Intel FutureGen, a leadership development programme for high achieving student leaders in the esports space.
Jonathan Tilbury, Managing Director of NSE said: “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”.
Stay tuned for more information and further announcements on the Intel and NSE partnership.