by Dominic Widdop | May 24, 2022

TENSTAR are delighted to announce an exciting partnership with SCL Enigmaz that will see the esports organisation take another step in its education journey.

Built by SCL Education, an education provider with over 20+ years of industry experience SCL Enigmaz hopes to diversify its curriculum and offer learners the opportunity to focus on careers in esports.

TENSTAR will provide delivery of expert mentoring, coaching and competition opportunities to learners.

Since its conception in 2021, TENSTAR have risen to become one of the brightest products of the UK esports scene.

In just one-year TENSTAR has helped grow grassroots playing rosters into some of the finest in their respective titles. Their Male Valorant team went from strength to strength both domestically and internationally before graduating to industry titans Mad Lions.

Their female Valorant roster known as Nova are 2-time EMEA Champions and represent the inclusivity and diversity that powers the club.

SCL Enigmaz, powered by TENSTAR, are now offering aspiring learners the opportunity to complete a BTEC Level 2 Diploma in esports and/or BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in esports, with programmes starting this September.

TENSTAR Interim CEO Kieran Robertson said on the partnership:

"I am super delighted to welcome SCL Enigmaz as a key partner. The impact this partnership will have on the esports industry will be huge. SCL have over 80 centre's across the UK working in partnership with lots of prestige clubs such as West Ham, Charlton Athletic FC, Yorkshire Cricket Club and Bath Rugby just to name a few.

The reach this partnership will have to create new esports fans & players will be significant. With such a pedigree in traditional sports delivery, it's very easy to see why esports makes sense as the next step for SCL. We are genuinely ecstatic to work with SCL, this will be an industry leading collaboration. We can't wait!" 

The esports industry is turbulent and ever evolving, meaning experience with working industry professionals can be essential in helping learners reach the next steps in their esports careers.

TENSTAR will act as an industry aid to those on their SCL Enigmaz journey, providing weekly coaching and engagement with various esports and media professionals.

These experiences will provide learners with a clear picture of the current esports landscape; learning from individuals that work in a variety of vital roles and using those experiences to further their own learning and growth.

Stuart Allen, Director of Operations at SLC said:

“TENSTAR are leaders within their field, not only bringing a wealth of skill, experience and expertise, but a shared passion for nurturing and supporting young learners both as individuals and towards a career within the industry.”

Perfectly aligned to SCL Education Group’s mission, TENSTAR have also used their reach to inspire a younger generation with their Schools Space Programme which has seen over 100 disadvantaged children taking part in gaming enrichment and educational activities at HAF Holiday Camps.

Brad Rushton, SCL Education Group CEO said:

“We are extremely proud to be working with TENSTAR to ensure that our offering continues to provide the very best opportunities for our learners to develop both educationally and towards meaningful careers.

“This exciting partnership is our next step towards our mission of positively impacting on the lives of 1 million young people.”

SCL Enigmaz is SCL Education’s first step into a diverse industry with endless opportunities for learners across the UK, with programmes developed and quality assured to set learners on a path towards their future careers.

Beyond their qualification, SCL Enigmaz learners will be presented with a wealth of options on completion of their Level 2 or Level 3 programme. Exit routes include high quality apprenticeships with SCL Education Group, progression onto higher education, or directly into employment within esports or associated industries.


More information can be found on their website: https://sclenigmaz.co.uk/

Keep an eye on our socials for ways to get involved in this exciting project.

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