British Esports, the national body established to support grassroots esports in the UK, has announced a two-year collaboration with Dell Technologies and Intel.
The partnership focuses on promoting esports as an accessible, inclusive and forward-thinking industry. It will highlight how esports fosters the development of 21st-century skills, innovative education and career pathways that drive economic growth across a wide range of related sectors, from science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to creative and digital industries to sports and beyond.
The deal is also said to see Alienware, Dell’s gaming division, regarded as the official supplier of PCs, monitors, and peripherals to British Esports and the National Esports Performance Campus that is based in Sunderland.
British Esports CEO, Chester King, stated, “Collaborating with such industry-leading organisations who share our vision and values is a significant milestone and we are grateful for their commitment. This partnership will ensure that the national esports performance campus will be equipped with state-of-the-art computing technology, delivering on its promise as the UK’s most advanced esports and education performance and training centre.”
The British Esports adds that it is also targeting other “leading organisations passionate about esports” to further help it in its efforts of “shaping and supporting the future of esports and education in the United Kingdom.”
In a survey, British students recognised the benefits of integrating esports into the school curriculum, and that this would broaden opportunities for those who may not excel in traditional academic subjects. They also emphasised that including esports would make them stand out during the higher education application process and offer transferable skills, enhancing students’ overall educational experience.