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Digital Schoolhouse returns with third annual national esports tournament

Digital Schoolhouse is bringing back its successful national esports tournament, and registration is now open for the Overwatch-themed third edition.

Last year’s even saw more than 2,000 students participate, and this year is set for more as – for the first time – it will be open to entrants from non-Digital Schoolhouse member schools and colleges.

And it’s not just a tournament – the Overwatch Digital Schoolhouse Esports Tournament, to give it its proper tile, is an ‘immersive careers education experience’ and will see talks and presentations focusing on gaming and esports throughout.

School heats begin October 29, though registration remains open until November 30. The grand final will arrive in April 2019, and will be hosted by Gfinity.

Shahneila Saeed, programme director for Digital Schoolhouse, said: “We’re excited to see how this tournament progresses over the next few months. With the expansion of our registrations to schools and colleges, we aim to reach more students than ever. Our ultimate goal is to empower students with events like this to network, improve their teambuilding and problem-solving skills and ultimately have exposure to a wealth of careers available to them. They can’t aspire to roles they don’t know exist.”

Digital Schoolhouse doesn’t just run tournaments, with the organisation recently circulating survey results showing children are knowledgeable when it comes to online safety. It’s just now we get to see how good they are at Overwatch too.

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