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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.
The programme’s National Esports Qualifiers are well underway, with two teams already reigning Regional Champions following this week’s competition with Blizzard’s Overwatch in Manchester and Staffordshire.
Our first Regional Qualifier, hosted by Manchester Belong at the Trafford Centre, welcomed visiting schools from the North of England, including teams from Manchester and Liverpool.
We’ve had one of the best years yet and we’re only half way through! Digital Schoolhouse now has 30+ Schoolhouses throughout the UK, with an estimated 15,000+ pupils and 1600+ visiting teachers that’ll be reached by the programme this academic year. Besides furthering our reach, we’ve also delighted in SEGA, Warwickshire County Council and Scirra joining PlayStation in supporting the programme and enabling us to expand. So, what is all the fuss about and why do people want to get involved?
The Digital Schoolhouse powered by PlayStation National Esports Tournament is in full play and whilst teams battle through their in-house heats to become reigning school champion, we’d like to take a moment to thank our tournament supporters including XMA-Viglen, Blizzard Entertainment, SEGA Europe and GAME for making this competition possible, and already inspiring hundreds of students across the UK.
It’s that time of the year again and we’re thrilled to announce that applications for joining the Digital Schoolhouse programme are now open!
This academic year, the programme confidently hit it’s 30-school milestone and in September 2018 we aim to propel this figure to new heights; expanding to further reaches of the UK and inspiring even more students in computing education. To do this, we need you.
Last week the programme hosted it's second Ingenuity Day - formally known as Lead Teacher Meeting - of the academic year. Due to the ever-expanding number of schools involved in the programme, the day was hosted in two different locations for our teachers across the UK. Namely, The Studio School Liverpool and the Ukie offices in Central London.
We are delighted to introduce our newest supporter for the Digital Schoolhouse programme, Scirra.
Founded in 2011 by brothers, Ashley and Thomas Gullen, Scirra develops and markets software which enables people who don’t know how to programme, to make video games.
Returning for a second year and with much anticipation, the Digital Schoolhouse National Esports Tournament 2018 has finally kicked off!