Press release

Portsmouth based technology firm Novatech Ltd partnered with St. Vincent College, providing gaming equipment for charity streaming event

Date:  Friday 5th February 2021

Novatech Ltd. has been providing hardware and support to Schools, Colleges & Universities of all sizes for over 30 years.  A specialist provider of Gaming PCs, Workstations and Servers, they recently worked closely with St. Vincent College in Gosport to provide gaming peripherals for a charity esports tournament. Novatech’s contributions included 6 Aorus H5 Headsets  and 4 ASUS ROG Strix Impact II Gaming Mice
The St. Vincent Sharks esports society has two teams; one for the SEN learners and one for sixth form students.

The team of SEN students at St. Vincent College  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. They also selected a charity to raise money for in the form of online donations through JustGiving. The students chose to raise money for a number of NHS charities, totalling £579!

The students thoroughly enjoyed learning new skills throughout the tournament, something that the college hopes future students will be able to achieve through the level 3 BTEC in esports that St. Vincent College are now offering for the coming academic year. 

Martin Birch-Foster, Coach of St. Vincent Sharks commented on the tournament and the future of esports, saying “The competition managed to raise £579 in total, showcasing the power of esports and the gaming industry. Whilst 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.”

The partnership between Novatech and the local college started around a year ago when the college reached out to the technology provider on Twitter.

Jerry Hughes, Digital Marketing Executive at Novatech, told us: “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 them and our very own Reign team!”
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Kelsie Tune

Notes to Editor:
About Reign Gaming
Reign Gaming is the in-house custom gaming PC brand at Novatech Ltd. With a dedicated team committed to designing and manufacturing the very best PC systems for gaming, streaming and content creation, and utilising the latest best-in-class technologies, Reign Gaming is passionate about delivering a truly exceptional gaming experience, no matter what your level.  A range of systems, both ‘off-the-shelf’ and ‘user-defined’ are available, all offering exceptional value and performance.

About Novatech
With over 30 years of experience in the industry, and offering a range of IT services to multiple clients across a range of other sectors including Business, Education, Maritime and Aerospace, Novatech are considered one of the most trusted and well-established system integrators in the UK. Their catalogue of PC products features more than 20,000 high-quality PC Components, Parts and Systems, including a wide range of Workstations, Servers, Laptops, Home and Office Desktops, and their in-house Gaming PC range, Reign Gaming.