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Rocketmakers win South West’s first esports festival

Software development company Rocketmakers have been crowned champions of the South West’s first region-wide corporate esports festival, organised by Tech South West and Exeter College.

The Bath-based firm pipped 15 other organisations from across the South West to the top spot in a Rocket League tournament, with the Exeter Chiefs rugby team and the Met Office among those taking part.

The Tech South West Esports Festival took place on Thursday February 24 at the new Digital and Data Centre at Exeter College, which houses the Exeter College Esports Academy and is part of the South West Institute of Technology. It’s the first in a new series of esports tournaments across the region organised by Tech South West, as we work to highlight the opportunities the industry brings to business and young people, as well as the hi-tech gaming hubs emerging across the South West.

The festival was supported by ultrafast broadband provider Jurassic Fibre, technology strategy and IT experts Timewade, software engineering firm Rowe, tech marketing agency Astley Media and fan engagement platform Filmily.

Game on!

Who took part?

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Esports gamerEsports – 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.


Learn more about the South West Esports Festival here.