March has been momenumental for Digital Schoolhouse! With a 55% increase in school & college participation on last year's esports tournament, there's been more talent, teachers, travelling and andrenalin than ever before... and it's still not over! Our team has also grown, as we welcomed brand new Esports Programme Manager, Mike. As we look forward to our Grand Final on 10 April at Gfinity's arena, we reflect back on our top 10 highlights from the tournament so far.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Deliveries are rolling into the office and consequently, us DSH-ers are sat amongst a pile of boxes and packing peanuts… all in the name of esports. Each box is full of goodies for our Regional Qualifiers, and behold, all regional participants will be awarded with some pretty amazing prizes. In DSH style, it’s the taking part that counts in this competition, however our Regional Champs most certainly won’t go home unrewarded.
Following the annoucement at Ukie’s AGM, we return with our third national esports tournament and we are delighted to announce that the competition once again features the popular game Overwatch® by Blizzard Entertainment. Last year’s tournament succeeded to reach over 2,000 students who participated as either players or as part of the school or college’s event management, social media, press and community team.
1 game. 4 venues. 60 players. 82.7k spectators.
This week saw a dramatic end to the programme’s national esports qualifiers, with two additional teams joining last week's Regional Champions after battling it out on Twitch's homepage to an audience of 675+, playing Blizzard's Overwatch.
Returning for a second year and with much anticipation, the Digital Schoolhouse National Esports Tournament 2018 has finally kicked off!