From the UK to Leaders in Esports Education
Welcome to EStars, an award winning educational esports company founded and borne in the United Kingdom and now with a MENA location on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. EStars is recognised as global leader in educational esports, offering formal qualifications (BTEC's Level 2 and Level 3 in Esports), bringing years of first-hand esports industry experience to the forefront of education. This means that students receive first-hand guidance and advice from esports industry experts on how the industry works. We have also received formal accreditation from Pearson Education, the world's leading education provider.
EStars takes online safety very seriously. All staff have undertaken and have been awarded appropriate safeguarding certificates and training. Importantly, any activity, whether live or online, takes place in a safe, controlled, and age-appropriate environment monitored by EStars staff.
Our vision for the future
Our vision is to become the best and most recognised provider of educational esports in the world. We are passionate about esports and education, constantly striving to create an inclusive environment where students can enjoy learning in a fun, new way - all while earning BTEC Qualifications toward their future. We aim to expand our reach by partnering with more schools and institutions and providing innovative solutions that cater to the evolving needs of the education sector.
EStars was founded in 2017 with the vision of providing a unique learning experience to students through esports. We recognised the growing popularity of esports and its potential as a tool for education. Since then, we have organised numerous live events and have collaborated with schools across multiple countries to integrate esports into their curriculum.
2018: 3 ireland's estars
Our inaugural tournament in Ireland early 2018 was a huge success, which saw EStars travel across Ireland for 3 Ireland's EStars finishing at the Finals held at the prestigious 3 Arena, Dublin. It was the biggest esports tournament that the island of Ireland has witnessed.Tournament images
The overall winners took home 25,000 euro and a trip to Las Vegas
2019: EStars featuring fortnite
In May 2018, working closely with Epic Games, we swiftly secured 8 major venues throughout England, Ireland, Scotland & Wales. "EStars featuring Fortnite" was launched to the public in November 2018.Tournament images
In January 2019, we held the first event at Celtic Football Club. Further events were held throughout the UK and Ireland including at the Etihad Stadium, home of Manchester City and Stamford Bridge, home to Chelsea Football Club.
Thousands of people from all walks of life were given the opportunity to compete in a professional environment, for the chance of winning 25,000 GPB and a Tesla Model X experience.
2021: The dubai Mall
A store in the world's largest mall, The Dubai Mall. They welcome 80 million visitors annually.Images
We secured a 10,000 squared feet store in The Dubai Mall to open the first of its kind esports hall in the Mall and welcomed gamers of all ages and abilities to play for fun in a COVID safe environment.
With the permission from the developers, we had dedicated areas for PES 2021, Apex Legends and many more. We also had a private VIP room with 4 PlayStation 5's and a mini fridge for the gamers who like to play in style!
2021: Launching in abu dhabi
With the support from AD Gaming and Twofour54, the EStars flagship office is based in the prestigious Creative Hub in Abu Dhabi.office images
The Yas Creative Hub is a collaborative workspace in Abu Dhabi that provides resources and support for businesses pursuing a career in the creative industry. We are very excited to be located in the Creative Hub, where we are able to offer the BTEC in Esports. Being the industry experts in the field of educational esports, we have specific insights and experience which puts us on top of the game.
Esports is one of the fastest growing industries today, and the Yas Creative Hub provides a supportive environment for individuals interested in pursuing a career in gaming or esports. The hub also offers mentorship programs and networking opportunities to help businesses and individuals further their careers.
2022: Esports club
The Esports Club is a program that aims to promote esports and gaming culture among students. It offers a variety of activities such as seminars, tournaments, and challenges.
The club has partnered with Aldar Education to bring these opportunities to students across Abu Dhabi. This initiative is the first of its kind in the region, and is expected to provide a platform for students to showcase their skills, develop their talents, and connect with students within their school (group).
2023: saudi arabia
EStars is delighted to be forming prestigious partnerships in Saudi Arabia. In May 2023, the first educational esports forum was hosted by EStars at VOV Gaming venue which celebrated the success and vision of EStars.event images