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Esports Tournament 2018

The Digital Schoolhouse powered by PlayStation National Esports Tournament is designed to engage and inspire students with careers and opportunities within the games, esports and creative industries.

Last year, our inaugural tournament saw 460 students compete in Rocket League, from four schools across the country. This year's tournament is predicted to be even bigger and better, with 20 schools participating across the UK and an estimated reach of 1500 - 2000 students. School based-heats will commence in December 2017, with the Grand Final taking place in March 2018.

99% of 8 - 15 year old children play games.

This tournament capitalises on the popularity of gaming to engage a greater number of students with STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and maths) subjects and Computing.

Students experience a full immersion in a professional esports event.

The tournament is designed to be an immersive careers event, aiming to engage more Secondary school students with computing and careers within the video games industry. We are committed to embedding educational values and careers links throughout.

For more information, please get in touch with the team.

Interested in taking part?

Applications have now closed and schools have been selected for this year's tournament. If you're interested in taking part in next year's national DSH Esports Tournament 2019 please sign up to receive further information when applications reopen in Spring 2018.

Game title.

We are pleased to announce that Blizzard Entertainment will be providing its popular team-based first-person action game, Overwatch, as the main title for the event.


Belong by GAME is hosting three of our Regional Qualifiers at their Bristol, Manchester and Kingston arenas; supporting 15 teams and spectators from different schools and regions across the UK. Our forth Regional Qualifier will be hosted by Staffordshire University, who are perfectly placed for hosting our schools based in the Midlands.

Coach the next generation.

We’re looking for esports coaches to offer esports and games career advice for the tournament commencing next year 2018/2019. How will this work? Each esports coach will be partnered with a school: this person will impart their expert knowledge of gaming and esports, providing anything from hints and tips to strategy and tactics.

Please sign up to receive more information when applications reopen in Spring 2018.

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