Last week, our Reign Gaming esports team took part in the January 2021 Call of Duty tournament to raise money for local charity Solent Mind.
Over the course of the weekend, the competing teams raised a grand total of £3319, which was split between seven different charities. Our team's hard work and determination saw them achieve several wins throughout the tournament against a range of fellow competitors from across various different businesses and sectors around the country.
They ultimately made it to the final where they defeated Rockstar North, a prestigious video game developer, securing the £100 prize for their chosen charity.
The funds raised for Solent Mind can provide six-hour peer support group sessions, helping people to connect and share their experiences with mental health. From the tournament and Novatech's own fundraising, we've been able to give a total of £250 to the charity on top of our other fundraising efforts for Solent Mind.
Our enthusiasm for raising money for Solent Mind has come from the increasingly isolating national lockdowns, which have proven to be a strain on many people's mental well-being. The Reign Gaming team wanted to continue their fundraising efforts for the charity and saw the opportunity to do so at the tournament.
Patrick O'Neill, captain of the Reign Gaming team, commented: "The tournament was really enjoyable for everyone who took part. We are a relatively new team, so it was a fantastic experience and certainly something we would like to take part in again!
"Raising money for our chosen charity, Solent Mind, while doing something we love is a great feeling. Thank you to Business Fives for organising the event; we look forward to working with you again in the future."