This initiative, supported by sponsorship from Amazon, will see us working closely with GGTech Entertainment (the Spanish university esports organisers). Together, we hope to develop new opportunities in esports for students across Europe.
As well as bigger and better tournaments, this includes plans to help students with careers, and talent development in collaboration with tournament partners. New partners will be announced over the next few months.
Amazon University Esports will be supporting three main titles this split: League of Legends, Teamfight Tactics and the mobile title Clash Royale. The winning teams for League of Legends and TFT will go on to compete in international competitions (including UEM). Our Counter Strike: Global Offensive and Rainbow 6 Siege tournaments will also be sponsored by Amazon University Esports through this partnership.
The home of Amazon University Esports will be the state of the art facilities in Distrito Digital in Alicante, Spain. These facilities are also the headquarters of GGTech, the project lead. The location boasts an impressive broadcast studio which The NUEL will have access to for its own broadcasts.
Meanwhile, The NUEL will continue to be based out of the UK and with a focus on UK students.
What does this mean for me?
In the short-term, not much will change from a player perspective. You’ll see a new logo displayed on the website and that’s about it! Furthermore, you’ll be able to take part in our first ever mobile tournament, Clash Royale.
In the long term, you may see more changes as we expand and take on new sponsors.
This partnership will give us more resources to put into our tournaments, broadcasts and community. Above all, this will lead to better experiences and more opportunities for students!
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