We make no secret of our work with the education system. For over 30 years, we have been providing hardware and support to schools, colleges and universities of all sizes.
We are proud of the work we do to aid the education sector and love partnering with a variety of schools and colleges, especially if they are local to us and we can help make a difference in the local community. We previously partnered with Fareham College to kit out their gaming and computer suite with our state of the art Reign Gaming PCs!
Most recently, we have worked closely with St. Vincent College in Gosport, Hampshire, to provide peripherals for a charity esports tournament. This included six Aorus H5 headsets and four ASUS ROG Strix Impact II gaming mice.
The partnership between St. Vincent College and ourselves started around a year ago, when the college reached out to us on Twitter. Our Digital Marketing Executive, Jerry Hughes, said: "It's great to partner with local schools and colleges. We are hoping to continue our partnership with the St. Vincent Sharks in the future, and may even look to set up an esports tournament between the Sharks and our very own Reign Gaming team!"
The St. Vincent Sharks esports society has two teams: one for SEN learners and another for sixth form students. The team of SEN students were tasked with hosting an event, which they elected to do via YouTube and Twitch. This led them to combine their passion for esports and Rocket League with their coursework.
Overall, the tournament raised £579 for a number of NHS charities while students learnt new skills throughout. This is something that the college hopes future students will be able to achieve through the level 3 BTEC in esports that St. Vincent College will be offering in the coming academic year.
Martin Birch-Fister, Coach of St. Vincent Sharks, commented: "The competition managed to raise £579 in total, showcasing the power of esports and the gaming industry. While traditional sports have been impacted throughout the pandemic, esports has flourished and provided a lot of employment opportunities.
"The event would not have been a success without the support of teams from colleges up and down the country, as well as Novatech, who, since our esports team was established, have supported our students throughout."