This week we’re celebrating the opening of our new Esports Centre with a special two-day celebration of all things esports.
The Centre, at The Junction on central campus, provides cutting-edge facilities that will help in training and research into esports, and provide an adaptable competition venue. In doing so, the centre will help build on the success of Warwick’s esport competitors, who this year retained the title of UK Esports University of the Year for the third time in succession.
Following an invite only official opening on Tuesday, guests will be welcomed to the Esports Centre on Wednesday 15th September and treated to an afternoon of talks from leading esports figures and tournaments. You can learn more about attending the event on the Warwick Innovation District website. The team at the Esports Centre are keen to talk to staff and academics with an interest in esports, or in creative media opportunities and industry challenges for their students, so do take a look.
Commenting on the launch of the Esports Centre and what it will bring to the Warwick community, Jack Fenton, Warwick’s Esports Consultant, said:
“As esports continue to flourish globally, it is vital that we bring together the technological and scientific skills to take esports to the next level. The University of Warwick’s new Esports Centre will provide us with the ideal facility to develop new understandings of the psychological and nutritional needs of competitors, teach the next generation the technical and technological skills necessary to take esports forward, and will enable us to bring together and support an inclusive community of competitors in an environment that allows collaboration to thrive. I can’t wait to see the positive impact the centre will have on campus and within our wider community.”
The work of the Esports Centre is made possible by our sponsors - Uninn and Coventry City Football Club, and also our partners Sky Blues in the Community, Women in Games, Special Effect and our technology suppliers, Chillblast, and HyperX.
Warwickshire’s ‘Silicon Spa’ is internationally recognised as a games cluster, and it generates some of the best-known games titles and brands. The Esports Centre will work closely with regional and national partners including CWLEP, Create Central, and the West Midlands Combined Authority to lead on esports.