Register your interest for our esports tournament 2020!
Preparations for the upcoming esports tournament are now well underway, and we are excited to announce that you can now register your interest to be a part of the epic experience comnmencing September 2019-2020.
Sign up here to express your interest in joining our esports tournament (commencing September 2019).
We can't wait to get kick off what is going to be the biggest and best tournament yet!
We deliver our annual esports tournament to schools & colleges across the UK. Through participation in this immersive careers experience, students aged 12-18 years develop practical and soft skills in professional esports roles, crafted by the video games industry for education. Skills that students develop whilst participating in the tournament are recognised by the Duke of York’s Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award (iDEA).
In this year's tournament, we engaged over 5000 students who fulfilled a breadth of roles including players and production crew. Featuring school heats, 8 live events and one explosive grand finale, this is careers education with a difference.
Students fulfilling the role of shoutcaster with professional esports commentators at the 2019 Grand Final
Digital Schoolhouse's landmark report provides evidence that participating in the tournament can help to engage your students with developing digital skills and broader soft skills, in addition to enabling them to aspire to career pathways that they may not have otherwise considered.
How it works
The tournament is broken down into three stages.
STAGE 1: SCHOOL HEATS (4 September 2019 - 31 January 2020)
This is the initial stage of the tournament which takes place in the school or college itself. Schools are encouraged to make this stage as student led as possible. In addition to the players, job descriptions have been developed with industry expertise for schools to implement; enabling teachers to recruit students in a number of Operations & Logistics roles. The aim, to ultimately whittle down the competing teams to a single team that will represent the school or college at the Regional Qualifiers.
STAGE 2: REGIONAL QUALIFIERS (February 2020 - March 2020)
These are the first of the knockout stages, held in various locations across the UK. Each participating school or college will be allocated to their nearest venue by us.
Video games industry guests are invited to attend and encouraged to mingle amongst competitors. Each qualifier is streamed live on Twitch and students are invited to shoutcast alongside professionals on the day. At each qualifier, a single team is crowned ‘Regional Champions’ which then goes through to the Grand Final in London. Student casters are also invited to the Grand Final to once again, cast alongside their professional counterparts.
Shoutcasting was popular at this year's regional qualifiers, here at Staffordshire University
STAGE 3: THE GRAND FINAL (April 2020)
The Grand Final is hosted in London as part of the London Games Festival. Here, the Regional Champions compete for the winning title of Digital Schoolhouse's 'UK Esports Champions'. In attendance are their peers, teachers, parents and industry guests. The day concludes with a prize giving ceremony for the winning team and a special award for the 'Best Shoutcaster'.
The esports tournament came to an explosive end at Gfinity's Esports Arena in Fulham, as 8 teams competed for the trophy!
Register your interest now!
Note that game and platform will be announced in September. By registering your interest, you will be among the first to know. We encourage schools & colleges to sign up quickly as spaces this year are limited and in high demand.
For more information on the tournament, don't hesitate to register your interest below!
REGISTER YOUR INTEREST