Red Bull has this week launched a gaming hub at South East Technological University (SETU) Waterford to support the development of third-level gamers in Ireland.
The sports energy drink giant noted that the Red Bull Gaming Hub will help SETU students of all abilities to develop their skill sets while also connecting them with leading partners in the global gaming industry.
First Of Its Kind
Commenting on the launch of the hub, Katie Redmond SETU sports manager, Waterford Campus, said, “In 2020, SETU became the first third-level institute in Ireland to launch an esports scholarship and since then, the Esports Club has swiftly risen to prominence as one of the most active clubs at SETU.
"[...] "Our goal with this is to create a sports community where all students, current and future, who participate in Esports can receive the same support and facilities as all our sports teams," Redmond concluded.
National Gaming Tournaments
The Hub will also host national gaming tournaments, interactive workshops and live stream events.
Allied to this, Irish gamers will also have the opportunity to qualify for global esports tournaments via events hosted in the Red Bull Gaming Hub, the company noted.
This November for example, the Irish National Finals of the global VALORANT tournament, Red Bull Campus Clutch, will take place in the Hub.
A team-based tournament open only to those in third-level education, Red Bull Campus Clutch sees over 200 national and regional tournaments take place across the globe this autumn.
The best of the best advance to the World Finals, this year hosted in Istanbul, with a cash prize of €20,000 on offer.