6th October 2020

It’s no secret that Esports as an industry is growing rapidly. The gaming community has always had an element of competition ever since playing games multiplayer was possible. But now, the level of competition has grown to a point where it is much like well established sports with dedicated competitors and spectators.

The College recognises the potential for Esports which relies heavily on a lot of technology to make it possible to host and broadcast events, paving the way for a range of careers.

As part of South Devon College’s recognition of this, they are excited to launch an Esports summer tournament with the chance to win £250 worth of Amazon vouchers to share with your team!

The tournament will commence tomorrow on Wednesday 7th October 2020.

Once you sign up you’ll be placed in a team to compete playing the 5v5 multiplayer FPS game, Valorant. The game focuses on attack and defense strategies where creativity is your weapon. There is a maximum of eight teams in the tournament.

Not only will you have the opportunity to compete in the tournament, but you’ll also gain access to exclusive taster sessions of the Esports courses at South Devon College. More information on these course can be found here:

The development of wider tech skills is required for the transforming digital landscape.

The curriculum design and delivery at South Devon College is one step ahead by nurturing talent for the jobs of tomorrow. Offering studies in specialist areas such as Esports, an emerging and pivotal industry, will ensure the output of necessary transferable skills for the workplace. 

Marisa Connolly Álvarez, Fujitsu UK

To take part in the tournament, there are a few requirements. You must:

  • Be aged 16-18
  • Live in a TQ postcode
  • Have access to a PC
  • Have consent from parent/carer

If you match all of the above, you can sign up to take part here.

You can get in touch with the College be emailing enquiries@southdevon.ac.uk or calling 08000 380 123 if you have any questions about the tournament or the new Esports courses.

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