TSW and Exeter College

Partner logos for esportsDuring February half term 2022, Exeter College and Tech South West are hosting an entire afternoon of competitive gaming with big businesses and organisations from across the South West.

Held at the newly built digital and data centre at Exeter College on Thursday 24 February, with its high specification gaming PCs, monitors and peripherals in a top level room made for gaming, sixteen teams of three will play competitive Rocket League and battle it out to be crowned the winners of the South West’s first ever region-wide corporate esports event.

The event is supported by Astley Media, Filmily, Rowe, Timewade and Jurassic Fibre.

Want to get involved? We have received a huge amount of interest for the festival and have already filled the team spaces for the February event, but if you would like to join the waiting list, receive further updates or find out more about how you could sponsor the event, get in touch at hello@techsouthwest.co.uk

Esports – what is it?

If you haven’t heard of esports then it’s time to get on board – and fast. The next generation is turning esports into one of the most rapidly growing industries worldwide. With large scale competitions taking place across the world and big prize money to be won, it is watched by millions of fans.

Esports (or electronic sports) is a term used to describe competitive video gaming, where players are pitted against each other to win multiplayer games. Professional teams usually have coaches, analysts and managers who help to get the most out of the players and organise strategies. Games regularly played in these competitions are Rocket League, League of Legends and Fortnite.

When and Where?

Exeter College 

Thursday From 3-7pm on Thursday 24 February 

The festival will be held in the state-of-the-art digital and data centre at Exeter College, home to the Esports Academy. Esports courses are delivered here for students who wish to develop their skills in the business and management of esports.

Dinner will be provided in Exeter afterwards to celebrate and relive the best moments of the day.

How much? 

The cost per team is £200 to enter with dinner included, with part of the proceeds being donated to the Ted Ragg Trust. This educational trust is committed to helping transform the lives of young people through learning, whatever their background.

We have already filled the team spaces for the February event, but if you would like to join the waiting list, receive further updates or find out more about how you could sponsor the event, get in touch at hello@techsouthwest.co.uk

Exeter College 

Exeter College has won two prestigious Times Educational Supplement Further Education Awards and been ranked ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted. The college launched its dedicated academy in 2021 alongside an esports course for over 18s who wish to develop their skills in the business and management of esports.

The college also has one of the UK’s most successful competing teams, having won gold at the British Esports Championships 2020-21 LAN finals in July 2021.

Exeter College has recently been awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for embedding digital technology through curriculum innovation. The development of esports at the college was recognised in this prestigious accolade.

Learn more about the Exeter College Esports Academy here.