Digital Schoolhouse recently travelled to Sheffield for The Children's Media Conference (CMC) 2018, welcoming professionals across sectors serving the children's and youth audience including: television production, interactive media, games, the academic community and more.
In true DSH fashion we decided to shake things up and introduce delegates to the world of Esports.
Digital Schoolhouse powered by PlayStation, and The Duke of York Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award (iDEA) are proud to be collaborating this year, as part of the National Esports Tournament that concluded earlier this month, at Gfinity’s arena in Fulham Broadway.
Four of our regional champions from across the UK headed to Gfinity’s London arena yesterday, to battle it out for the coveted trophy, designed by a father-daughter duo representing Creative Assembly. After fierce competition playing Blizzard’s Overwatch, Cryptonite for The Crypt School came out on top and went home the winners.
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!
Digital Schoolhouse is excited to announce its return for a second year, with more than 1,000 pupils across the UK expected to take part.
The tournament, the biggest of its kind in the UK, launches at the end of 2017 with regional heats and the grand final taking place in London as part of the London Games Festival.
Our inaugural Digital Schoolhouse eSports Tournament kicked off in January with approx. 400 students taking part from four different Digital Schoolhouses across the country. Our first regional finalists to be announced were team LAT from Shire Oak Academy. They will be joined by three other teams representing Gilredge House School, St John Fisher Catholic Voluntary Academy and New College.
"...Can you just press the 'x' button please, I'm getting really tense!!..."
The Educated Bananas, Slumdog Mignolet & the Archbishops of Banterbury are just some of the teams competing in this year’s Digital Schoolhouse eSports tournament.