Empowering Esports Education: British Esports & RUCKUS Networks

RUCKUS holding the BEF photo frame at BETT 2024

Empowering Esports Education: British Esports & RUCKUS Networks

Mimi Craig
6 min read | 28 Jun 2024

In esports, the significance of a robust network infrastructure cannot be overstated. As the esports industry continues its rapid growth, the demand for advanced networking solutions that can support the escalating needs of gamers and educators alike is more pressing than ever. This is where the partnership between British Esports and Commscope’s RUCKUS Networks truly shines, as we join forces to explore innovative approaches to esports education and infrastructure development.

Building Successful Esports Programmes in Education

Richard Leadbetter and Paul Donnelly RUCKUS and Sunderland College Esports & Education Podcast Episode "Building an Esports Programme"

Additionally, British Esports recently launched the British Esports Podcast, starting off with the ‘Esports & Education’ series. The first episode featured RUCKUS Networks as a guest, alongside Sunderland College. The episode “Network Solutions” delved into the intricacies of establishing and managing successful esports programmes within educational institutions. From addressing infrastructure challenges to integrating esports into the curriculum and fostering a positive gaming culture. The conversation provided invaluable insights for educators and esports enthusiasts alike.

Watch the podcast episode here!

Technology’s Impact on the Future of Esports Education

Moreover, during the episode they emphasised the crucial role of connectivity and technology in shaping the future of esports education. By highlighting the importance of reliable network infrastructure, RUCKUS underscored the need for institutions to prioritise cutting-edge solutions. Solutions like these, are made to support the demands of competitive gaming and academic excellence. Sunderland College, a key partner in the discussion, shared valuable insights from an educational standpoint. They shed light on the essential components needed to run esports qualifications at the National Esports Performance Campus (NEPC).

Insights from Industry Experts: The Significance of The NEPC

Ehsan Javaid, Head Coach of the New York Subliners Interviewing at the NEPC

Testimonials from industry experts further underscore the significance of this partnership. Ehsan Javaid, Head Coach of the New York Subliners, praised the NEPC as “Nothing short of spectacular.” Emphasising its role as a beacon of excellence in esports and education.

Grant Rousseau, Global Director of Esports at Team Falcons Interviewing at the NEPC

Grant Rousseau, Global Director of Esports at Team Falcons, echoed this sentiment, saying “By far, these are the best facilities I’ve been to in the UK.”

Fostering Collaboration and Innovation in Esports Education

Alienware PC Setup at the NEPC

Furthermore, our partnership with Commscope’s RUCKUS Networks extends beyond technology solutions. Together, we are committed to fostering a holistic approach to esports education. This is one that emphasises collaboration, innovation and inclusivity. We’ve leveraged the expertise of industry leaders like RUCKUS Networks and the insights of educational institutions like Sunderland College. Consequently, paving the way for the next generation of esports enthusiasts and professionals.

Empowering the Next Generation of Esports Enthusiasts

To learn more about best practices in esports education and infrastructure, download RUCKUS Networks’ Esports Best Practice Guide.

The partnership between British Esports and Commscope’s RUCKUS Networks represents a pivotal step forward in advancing esports education and infrastructure development. Through initiatives like our Esports & Education podcast series, we are fostering meaningful conversations and driving positive change within the esports community. We are empowering educators, students and enthusiasts to embrace the potential of esports, shaping the future of the industry.

Lastly, to find out more about the National Esports Performance Campus (NEPC) and its facilities, you can read more here. If you’re interested in enquiring, booking our facilities or learning more about how we can support you with your network infrastructure, please contact: hello@nepc.gg

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