Financial terms of these new partnerships were not disclosed.
Under the terms of the deal, Dell Technologies and Intel become the “official technology and hardware partners of the organization, and Alienware (a division of Dell) becomes the official supplier of “high-performance gaming PCs, monitors, and peripherals” to both British Esports and the National Esports Performance Campus in Sunderland.
British Esports claims in a release that the main focus of these partnerships is to promote esports as a path to broader technology and educational paths such as science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
As part of its announcement, British Esports also released the results of a recent survey where it asked 700 UK students ages 11-17 about their technology learning experiences and what they believe they need to earn 21st-century skills for future education and career pathways. Around 56% of respondents “strongly” or “somewhat agreed” that combining an “esports qualification with other subjects” would enhance their chances of securing a place at a university. Around 59% of respondents believed that such a qualification would provide them with “practical, hands-on experience in a specific industry,” and 52% said that an esports qualification “would equip them with the essential skills needed for subjects in STEM.”